Apr 29 , 2020

6 Ways to Protect Your Smart Home Devices

Password message on computer screen

Create Strong, Unique Passwords

Think of a hacker trying to access the smart devices in your home like a burglar scoping your neighborhood for a home to break into. What’s the easiest target? The one with the most obvious vulnerability and lax security.

No different here. Hackers, like burglars, seek the fastest, easiest systems to hack into.  Weak or default passwords are as enticing to hackers as an open front door to a burglar.

“They are attempting to gain access to any home that has a gap in security measures by exploiting the easiest, most common vulnerabilities, including devices with default passwords (or no passwords at all),” said Nick Turner, CPO of Echosec Systems.

Turner recommends creating passwords for your home devices with a random password generator. These impossible-to-guess passwords make things harder on hackers right off the bat. Most will move on.

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