Study warns smart home devices can be hacked with a simple Google search

With the increasing proliferation of smart devices in our homes, security researchers are constantly uncovering fundamental vulnerabilities in these off-the-shelf products. A new report from a team at Ben-Gurion University has revealed that many of these devices are remarkably insecure and can be compromised easily in less than 30 minutes. Read about the new report […]

How to Build a Smart Home That’s Actually Secure

Read David Nield explain how you can make your smart home devices security on Gizmodo : The number of smart connected devices in our homes is growing at a rapid rate, and that means more opportunities for unwelcome visitors to access your devices and your network. Whether you’ve got one smart home device or one […]

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 […]

Everything you need to know about Amazon Key

With online shopping and home deliveries becoming more and more popular, porch theft is also on the rise. To protect the packages on your doorstep from getting into the wrong hands, Amazon created Amazon Key, a high-tech package delivery system that allows delivery personnel to enter your home and drop off packages rather than leaving […]

Top three tips to secure you smart home devices

With the advent of the Internet, we are now used to living in a cyber world. Slowly and surely the Internet tech is coming into our homes whether we like it or not. The home Internet technology called smart home is smarter than ever. It has already begun with smart TVs, smart security systems, and […]

Smart home hubs could be vulnerable to attacks

Smart home hubs, the devices that are used to control and secure all other internet-connected devices in a home, is quite vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab have claimed that the smart home hub is a ‘vast attack surface’ for intruders, mostly because of its weak password generation algorithms and open ports. On the […]

Is our smart home growing more vulnerable to hacks?

Hackers have come up with new ways to break into your data — sending attacks through our appliances, locks, blinds and anything that connects to the internet. These are part of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT), and hacking attacks sent through these devices “became the preferred weapon of choice,” for starting a denial of […]

Turn your Amazon Echo into a smart home security system

Read Sage Singleton explain how you can turn on Venture Beast : If you’ve just unwrapped an Amazon Echo hub, now is the perfect time to connect it and its digital voice assistant, Alexa, to your home security system. With a two-year head start over the rest of the digital assistant market, Alexa’s repertoire of […]

The best home security cameras

Home security is increasingly becoming a top priority considering the thefts and terror attacks. While personal security, whether facial identification or encryption, has become a greater part of everyday life, we are more than happy to give out our details on dozens of apps for our UberEats drop-offs or Amazon Prime deliveries.With so many deliveries, […]

5 security considerations for smart devices in the home

According to the research firm Parks Associates, roughly 32% of US households are already taking advantage of smart home technology – and that number is expected to more than double in coming years. In addition, a recent survey by Schlage found that 86% of millennials and 65% of baby boomers are willing to spend more for […]