10 steps to secure your smart home
Whether you and Alexa are already on a first-name basis, or you’re about to pull the trigger on investing in a Nest, chances are you’re a little nervous about the potential security risks of these so-called “smart” gadgets. After all, news stories about hacked security cameras are a dime a dozen, andcompromised connected devices have even taken down big tech dogs like Twitter, Spotify, and PayPal. Thankfully, there’s no need to avoid the Internet of Things (IoT) to keep your personal information secure. It only takes about 20 minutes to prevent most of your fears from becoming reality.
Half of these tips involve your Wi-Fi router because it’s the most important step in securing your home. Nick Weaver, CEO of Eero, a router company, says if you don’t, “It’s like leaving your front door unlocked.”