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Your nifty Internet of Things gadgets are still vulnerable to hacks. Here's how to secure them.

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While most of our beloved smart products have been designed to streamline our responsibilities and make life easier, they’re still vulnerable to the odd security breach from time to time. From old passwords to unsecured Wi-Fi connections, there are a number of red flags that can leave our favourite Internet of Things (IOT) products like smart TVs, smart locks, security cameras, and even smart forks open to all kinds of cyber threats. Fortunately, there are a number of proactive steps you can take to secure your devices and keep your home safe from online threats.

Embrace being unique

OK, we know establishing and creating unique passwords can be a pain in the bum — but it’s all worth it when you think about the time and energy you’ll save not freaking out about your online security. If you’re someone who tends to use the same passwords for all of your devices, you could be setting yourself up for a rude awakening down the line — especially if a security breach means your data is shared or compromised by a third party.  Read more...

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