You won't believe how UNSAFE your home router is!

Your router is the gateway between your devices and the internet at large. If it’s compromised, it’s like leaving the front door to your home network wide open, allowing malicious actors to enter. Unfortunately the routers most of us use are VERY insecure, with all kinds of known vulnerabilities.

In this video we go over how to give your hardware and software a major overhaul, including a step-by-step tutorial for how to use pfSense on a Protectli firewall vault.

00:00 Intro
01:07 What’s in a “Router”?
03:30 Security Dangers
06:06 Upgrading with Protectli
06:43 Protectli Components Explained
07:50 Installation Tutorial
09:39 Configuring pfSense Settings
13:45 Power Cycling Tip
14:12 How Protectli Fits into Your Network Setup
15:57 Add WiFi Capabilities
16:36 How to Enable AP Mode
18:34 Setup Diagram
20:07 Conclusion

With pfSense and the Protectli vault, you can tweak your settings to incredibly granular levels. That’s what we’ll cover in future videos: how to configuring firewalls to block malicious traffic coming in AND telemetry going out, and how to set up a whole network VPN.

Brought to you by NBTV members: Lee Rennie, Reuben Yap, Sam Ettaro, Will Sandoval, and Naomi Brockwell.

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Recommended Books:

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Extreme Privacy – Michael Bazzel

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser!

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!!