Prevention: Smart Home Hacked
A great number of homes have smart-home devices and the number of smart home devices continues to rise. Smart-home devices such as voice assistants, thermostats, doorbells, door key-codes, televisions, and other smart appliances continues to increase. As the number of smart-home devices continues to increase so does the probability of hacks.
Check out these tips from security experts on how to avoid your smart home hack:
- Always change the default password that allows devices to be accessed for initial set-up.
- Choose a complicated password, like a string of unrelated words, numbers, and special characters.
- Regularly update the software that runs on your devices.
- Make sure your home router is also secured with strong password and that software is up to date.
Source: California Association of Realtors