7 ways to keep your smart home from being hacked…
|March 15, 2018
|Posted by RealestateSectors.Com under News, Options, Discussions & Offers About Real Estate Sectors...
In the modern home, everything from TVs and refrigerators to baby monitors and light bulbs can now be connected — and hacked.
The number of smart homes in North America is expected to hit 73 million by 2021, making up more than 50% of all households. By the end of 2016, more than 21.8 million smart homes had already been connected, creating new problems and anxieties for homeowners.
It used to be clear when a break-in had occurred — a window was smashed, or perhaps a door forced open — but today technology is making privacy invasion more insidious. A smart door can be unlocked remotely with no signs of forced entry, cameras can be hacked and homes monitored without user knowledge, and connected refrigerators can be infiltrated to spy on spending and food habits.
Most of these devices can be operated remotely through apps and online portals. So to protect themselves from these hacks, consumers must secure the connected home appliances themselves as well as the computers and phones that control them. This means, first and foremost, keeping hackers out of emails and other accounts… Read more… (on Marketwatch.com) >>>
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