Hiding your network’s SSID will help protect you from being hacked
It’s true that telling your router not to broadcast its SSID will make it ‘invisible’ to the average user scanning for nearby networks. It won’t protect it from hackers, though. The SSID, while not broadcast, still shows up in data packets, probe requests and responses. Any hacker who’s interested can use specialist software tools to scan for hidden networks. Guess which networks are more interesting to hackers: those which broadcast their SSID, or those which keep it hidden?