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Living the smart life — all about the Internet of Things (IoT)

Ever heard of the “Internet of Things” (IoT)? It’s basically the coolest tech party going on right now, and everyone’s invited – from your fridge to your Fitbit! Here’s the lowdown: The IoT is amazing, but it’s important to be aware of security considerations too.

Protect your IoT devices

Internet of Things (IoT) devices require meticulous hardening to mitigate potential security risks. Begin by changing default passwords to strong, unique ones — reducing susceptibility to brute-force attacks. Regularly update device firmware to patch vulnerabilities and address security weaknesses. Additionally, consider segmenting IoT devices onto a separate network, isolating them from your primary network. This […]

Protect your IoT devices by adjusting their default passwords regularly and updating their firmware

To best secure your IoT devices, consider the following: change default passwords, update firmware regularly and isolate them on a separate network. Furthermore, disable unnecessary features, audit device access and, as always, use strong WiFi passwords. And to take extra precautions, here are steps that you can take: Set up intrusion detection systems (IDS) that […]

Be mindful of voice assistants

While voice assistants offer convenience and entertainment value, be mindful of their potential privacy implications. Voice assistants continually listen for voice commands whenever active, raising concerns about data privacy and security. Review the device’s privacy settings and disable any features that don’t align with your security preference, and be cautious when linking sensitive accounts or […]

Secure your smart home

As the adoption of smart home technology continues to rise, it’s a must to safeguard your home and personal information. To achieve this, consider following these five guidelines:

Smart meters can help you conserve energy

A combination of multiple digital devices can result in high levels of energy use, which has a negative impact on the environment and can also lead to high utility bills. Smart meters record metrics like voltage, power factors and energy consumption in near time and communicate these numbers to the user over Wi-Fi. This enables […]