How secure is your smart home device

Popular Mechanics ran an interesting article today which briefly explored the vulnerabilities of smart home devices.

As with any technology, there are bound to be areas that can be exploited. And it’s no different for smart home devices. As it gains popularity it will indeed attract bad hats who intend to carry out malicious activities. Malicious activities like hacking into your Philips Hue and turning your house into a disco. Ok no. The article mentions a few ways hackers can gain access to these devices and what data they could retrieve from it.

In short, be alert and stay vigilant.

 

Source: Popular Mechanics
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