If you have an Echo, or another Alexa device, it could be listening to your conversations if your wake word is something you use often. Amazon claims that only relevant conversations are stored, but if you want to limit the amount of conversations that fall in this category, you may need to be more cautious. […]
When working from home, turn off digital assistants, such as Siri, Alexa and Cortana. In most cases, disabling virtual assistants and apps with recording function is as simple as navigating to settings and turning off or disabling the function.
Remote work and the IoT mean users and devices are everywhere and may not have the best security at all times. By assigning roles to users and devices (family members, roommates, individual devices, etc.), and limiting access based on these roles, you can minimize the number of SSIDs in use and differentiate between approved and […]
An Ethernet connection, if available, is ideal for streaming boxes/TVs, game consoles and other hardware that sits in one place most of the time. It provides more predictable performance and is also more secure since transmissions are not interceptable over the air.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to emerge, the stakes are high for ensuring that all apps, devices and wireless networks in your home are secure. From thermostats to doorbells, many in-home appliances can now connect to the internet, meaning that there’s also the risk of them becoming infected by malware or otherwise attacked. […]
Keep the software on all Internet-connected devices up to date. All critical software, including computer and mobile operating systems, security software and other frequently used programs and apps, should be running the most current versions. Turn on automatic updates in the security settings. Install and keep security software (think of antivirus, antimalware & firewalls) current […]
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