Smart Home Requires Smart Solutions To Stay Safe And Secure
With the holiday season upon us, many are exploring the latest smart home devices and toys in the market. As the popularity of these gadgets increases, so do the crimes associated with their vulnerabilities. Despite the efforts taken by some manufacturers to make their devices safer, more needs to be done.
We hear stories about smart assistants listening to your every word, building comprehensive profiles of you and your habits for the perfect targeting of advertisements; door and security camera companies handing over the footage to law enforcement.
Security failures could lead to privacy breaches and issues. Some tips to keep your smart home safe is to keep an eye on devices that are always on, check for permissions as you install a device, enable multi-factor authentication, change the default password, and update your software regularly. It is also a good idea to install antivirus software on your IoT devices, have a firewall, use a dedicated IoT network, and keep an eye out for anything that is out of ordinary. If you want a certain room or area to be completely safe, ensure you don’t have any smart tech there. Following these tips is sure to improve your home’s safety.
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