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How to keep your connected home safe: 7 steps you can take to boost home security

Jake Widman | March 10, 2015
The Internet of Things is based on sensors and controls in all sorts of devices. When those types of devices are used to create a smart home, they can give residents unprecedented control and insight. The proliferation of smart devices, however, also opens the door to new dangers and threats.

Once again, these aren't foolproof methods that can guarantee your connected home's security. There really aren't any. "If a professional hacker really wants to hack a smart home," says Hu, "then it would be very difficult to protect. The devices are becoming interconnected and increasingly smarter, which just means that they have more functionalities and are more vulnerable." But there are basic steps within the technological reach of the average user that can help deter the unskilled hacker.

 

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