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 […]
Many smart watches are built differently, yet they should have several security measures and each is worth considering. Turn on two-factor authentication, a PIN system, or a locking mechanism when your watch travels too far from your phone. Blocking unauthorized pairing is another way to guard your watch data over Bluetooth.
Voice Match is a useful function for any Google Home device. Essentially, it makes sure the AI only responds to you and your family, so any visitors can’t access sensitive information on their own. Train Google by opening the Home app and going to Assistant Settings > Voice Match > Add A Device. You’ll have […]
Some devices – especially IoT devices – give you the choice to share data with the manufacturer. This is typically for the purpose of collecting information that might improve system performance in the future. Opting out of this agreement is a good way to ensure your information is out of harm’s way if the manufacturer […]
The Internet of Things (IoT) has introduced a lot of useful devices to the digital world, but also plenty of corresponding cybersecurity risks. Before purchasing smart devices, be sure to ask yourself if it’s absolutely necessary. Read reviews and do some digging to find out if the manufacturer has a history of data breaches or […]
This is especially critical for large, enterprise-grade organizations that might deploy many IoT devices across their infrastructure. Each and every device, whether it be a sensor or a tablet, is an endpoint that can be compromised by a hacker. In turn, they could lead straight toward more critical areas of your network and jeopardize sensitive […]
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