Computer security almost always begins with anti-virus/malware software.While this advice may be obvious to some, many home computers don’t have proper security software installed.
That includes smart homes, also known as connected homes.
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Smart homes — in which Io T devices such as thermostats or ovens can be programmed from anywhere — are popular with consumers who seek convenience.
Some people, however, may not realize the connected devices or appliances they’ve grown to depend on could leak private information or be susceptible to hackers.
Another risk of using free public Wi-Fi is that you may be connecting via a rogue hotspot.