Tips For Keeping Your Smart Home Safe And Secure
Connected devices are immensely useful and convenient.
Smart thermostats set the perfect temperature without you having to carefully program in your home schedule. Smart security cameras keep an eye on our homes to keep us safe. So the question is whether these devices themselves are secure — and unfortunately, the answer is often “no.” Lots of manufacturers make smart home devices, and some of them are more interested in advertising splashy features than they are in making sure their devices are secure.
When a device is connected to the internet, it is vulnerable to the hackers out there. We do not think of using passwords and other safety features for our connected devices. A hacker can easily gain access to other devices on the same network. Most of the connected devices come with a default password which we usually don’t take the pains to change. In this case, those who do not know how to hack can also gain access to your devices.
Try to give all your smart devices a strong password to keep your personal data safe. Keep the devices updated with the security patches. In case you cannot change the password, try going for third-party routers designed to keep your smart home safe.
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