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What’s Bluetooth used for?

Bluetooth is a technology that permits devices to connect with each other without cables or wires. It is an electronics “standard,” which means that producers that want to include this feature must include specific requirements into their electronic devices. These specifications safeguard that the devices can distinguish and interact with other devices that also use […]

Turn off your Bluetooth feature when you’re not using it

Just like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth is a technology common to many types of devices that sends information wirelessly. Unfortunately, this information isn’t encrypted. It’s best to only turn Bluetooth on when you’re planning to use it, and then turning it off when you’re done.

Secure your printers

A printer is an easily overlooked member of your IoT family, but consider how advanced modern printers are. Many are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled, and they’re connected to your network, both at home and in the office. Without suitable precautions in place, your printer could be the backdoor a hacker needs to access your network. […]

Turn off Bluetooth

Bluetooth connections are so commonly used now that it isn’t always something you may think of turning off when you’re not using a peripheral device. While Bluetooth security is excellent, it’s still vulnerable to infiltration. Leaving Bluetooth active while not connected to a device may present an opportunity for bad actors in your immediate vicinity. […]

Stop auto connecting Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Many mobile devices will automatically seek and connect to available wireless networks. Also, Bluetooth enables your device to connect wirelessly with other devices, such as headphones or automobile infotainment systems. Deactivate these features so that you only join to wireless and Bluetooth networks when you want to connect.

Turn off your smartwatch’s “always on” display

Smartwatches give you the option to always keep the display on to simulate a real watch. Opt to have the display turn off when you aren’t looking at it. This can keep wandering eyes from seeing your notifications and messages on your wrist while out in public. If this option is unavailable, you can disconnect […]