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How Smart Is Too Smart? 8 Ways To Defend Against A Digital Home Invasion

If you’ve ever seen Disney’s 1999 classic, Smart House, you know that while having a smart house is cool and convenient, it can lead to some messy situations. Sure, there might not be a robot woman wreaking havoc on you and your family as you use home technology. But, the reality is a lot creepier. Our homes are becoming more “smart” every day. With the convenience of adjusting your thermostat from the road, there lies some risk. What if a hacker gets into your thermostat and adjusts the A/C to 60 degrees, making your electric bill skyrocket? What if someone could remotely view your cameras and tell when you were not home? Unfortunately, that is the world we are living in. Now we’re not saying that having a connected smart home is a bad or dangerous thing, but there are several ways you can protect yourself, your family and your home. Let’s start by seeing where home cyber threats are coming in…

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home cyber security

Is A Hacker Hiding Within Your Smart Home Devices?

As businesses put more funds into cyber security at the office, hackers have redirected their efforts to easier targets: you, your family and your home.   Cyber threats don’t look the same way they used to. The rule of thumb used to be installing virus protection on your computer, or getting a virus-protected Mac to ward off cyber threats. If you think your firewall will protect you, or that your Mac can’t get a virus, here’s the scary truth: you could already be compromised.   Here’s the rub when it comes to cyber threats at home and what you need to do to prevent you and your family from becoming a target.

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