Prevention: Smart Home Hacked

May 29, 2019

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