From the alarm gadget on our mobiles until the series or news we watch before falling asleep, the internet plays a key role in our lives nowadays. Sure, one can attempt to live away from this virtual reality, but it exacts a toll that most people would choose not to deal with.
At least, we don’t think it’s worth it! Living in society no longer means moving from area to area for work, fun, or simply human contact. Since the internet became common and present in pretty much every home and business in the world, our presence has turned into a bit of an abstract concept.
With the invention of wireless internet connections, people could reach not only people, but places as well, using faster and more reliable connections. Apart from that, wireless networks allow multiple connections, so home and business internet reached another new level of practicality.
However, the more the world wide web grows and develops into this synergic being, the more prone people are to frauds and virtual threats. As it goes, many users have been looking for answers in online forums and Q&A communities for every kind of issue.
According to some of these users, it has often happened that, upon attempting to connect to their home or business wireless networks, a connection under the name of Universal Global Scientific Industrial pops-up on the list.
Confused as to why such a business Wi-Fi network is showing up on their available connections lists, users started doubting the safety of their internet systems.
As new ways of fraud, harassment, hacking, phishing, amongst others keep coming by the day, users are getting more and more worried about their internet security systems.
Should you find yourself amongst those users who are detecting the Universal Global Scientific Industrial on your list of connected devices, bear with us as we walk you through a few tips to enhance your internet security and get rid of this possible threat.
So, without further ado, here is what you can attempt to ensure your home or business wireless network is not being invaded or hacked by Universal Global Scientific Industrial.
What To Do When Universal Global Scientific Industrial Keeps Showing Up On My Network?
Check The Devices Connected To Your Wi-Fi Network
Universal Global Scientific Industrial develops audio, display, storage and network solutions amongst other products.
Although their main target is the automotive sector, it may happen that either you or your neighbour own one of their devices. That might as well be the reason why their name keeps showing up on the list of connected devices.
On the other hand, if neither you nor any of your neighbours own Universal Global Scientific Industrial products, there is a decent chance someone is attempting to break into your internet connection.
According to internet experts, most of the break-in attempts aim at credentials such as credit card and social security numbers. But there are those who are simply looking to freeload.
Either way, you should block these attempts, as they may either use your monthly allowance of data and cause your internet speed to severely drop or worse, steal your money or commit crimes under your name.
Therefore, once it is understood that Universal Global Scientific Industrial may constitute a threat to your internet security, and you are sure neither you nor your neighbours own any of their products, make sure to block it. An easy way to do so is to restrict the internet connection only to authorized devices.
In order to enable the restriction, go to the router settings by typing the IP address found on your modem or router then the login credentials. Once that step is covered and you reach the general settings, locate the list of connected devices and products.
From there you should be able to see Universal Global Scientific Industrial on the list. If it is actually there, right-click it and select the restrict connection option.
That should isolate the threat as your wireless network will not be available for the device to access/hack. Bear in mind though, that you should check the whole list of connected devices, rather than simply restrict the connection for the first Universal Global Scientific Industrial device you find on the list.
Being a hacking attempt, or any other sort of harmful break-in, the person on the other end of the connection might attempt to fool you by using different IP addresses. By doing so, the hacker can attempt to connect to your Wi-Fi network from a number of devices, so make sure to check the whole list.
Check The Security With A Port Scan Tool
After restricting Universal Global Scientific Industrial devices, we suggest you move on to the Port Scan procedure.
For those who are not so tech-savvy, port scan is a tool that lists which internet ports are open in your system, as well as identify the host and outline the responses of the ports that are being used. As the name states, it scans the ports.
Once you run the port scan tool on your system, you will receive a report of hosts IDs, IP addresses and ports that are able to outline the open server locations.
Knowing which ports are open and ID the devices that are connected to the ports in use will already give you a fairly concrete idea of your internet usage, but the best is yet to come.
Port scan can also aid you in diagnosing the internet security levels, as the host’s ID will be shown, and users can easily identify possible threats. A good example of the security aid port scan can offer is when users find out one of the ports is being used to establish a connection under an unauthorized access.
Once that step is covered, users can block the access and list the unauthorized device so no further access attempts can be performed. Finally, we recommend you close all the vulnerable ports, as that will make it extremely difficult for possible further invasion attempts.
Change The Network Password
Should you find a Universal Global Scientific Industrial in the list of connected devices, the quickest way to prevent an invasion is to change your Wi-Fi password.
In order to do so, you will have to reach the router settings, which can be done by typing the IP address found on the back of the router and then the login credentials located in the same part of the device.
As wireless connections are vulnerable when they have weak passwords, make sure to choose a strong one that will keep possible break-ins out of your network.
There is a decent chance you have already been prompted to create a password with a higher security level. Usually, those passwords are comprised of lower- and upper-case letters, numbers, symbols, and special characters.
Should you choose to change your network password for a stronger one, make sure to insert a few of each type, as it will enhance the security level.
Additionally, make sure to change your network password every two or three weeks to ensure the security standards of your internet connection are the highest possible.
Since you will already be accessing the router settings to change your network password for a stronger one, take the time to enhance the security type of your internet connection as well.
Although most modems and routers are already configured with a WPA2-AES security standard, which is a fairly safe one, check what parameter your router or modem is carrying under the security standard.
In the event your modem or router is not setup with WPA2-AES security standard, make sure to change it, as it offers better protection against break-in attempts.
Give Your ISP A Call
Should you attempt all the fixes listed above and you are still finding Universal Global Scientific Industrial devices connected to your network, you might want to give your ISP a call.
ISP stands for Internet Service Provider, and it is the company that delivers you the network connection you use in your home or business.
So, go ahead and give them a call to explain what is going on and let them figure out how to solve it. Make sure to let them know the steps you already covered, so you can also save some time.
Your ISP’s professional technicians are used to dealing with all sorts of issues, so there is a good chance they will have a few extra tricks up their sleeves. Allow them to put those tricks in use to help you get rid of your problem with Universal Global Scientific Industrial devices.
On a final note, should you find out about other ways to get rid of Universal Global Scientific Industrial devices connected to your wireless network, make sure to let us know in the comments section. By doing so, you will be helping our fellow readers getting rid of this disturbing issue.