5 Ways to Prevent Your Smart Home from Getting Hacked

Read Sarah Brown list five ways in which you can protect your smart home devices from getting hacked on Tom’s Hardware :

As the smart-home industry grows rapidly — estimates say it may be worth $21.6 billion by 2020— smart home-security alarm systems, security cameras, baby monitors and other devices that rely on apps and web portals are becoming more commonplace. While internet connectivity for home devices may be convenient, it’s not so great for security, as “smart” gadgets can be hacked much more easily than their “dumb” predecessors.

There are a few tried-and-true gadget-hacking methods that form the basis for most smart-home security attacks. Here’s a closer look at various attack types, as well as examples of how they’ve been implemented, and what you can do to prevent them.

Read her full article here.

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