Do Something About Security at Home With Your Smart Devices

by | Feb 2, 2017 | Uncategorized

Believe it or not, I do not have a lot of hi-tech gear at home by today’s standards. People tend to think since I work in an IT company that I would have lots of cool tech everywhere. I would have more, but I am not allowed  :  )

In just the past couple of months though, I have added a Smart TV, Google Home, and Ecobee 3 smart thermostats. Before that I only had a Chromecast device. Now there is a lot more tech connected to my WiFi and much of it powered on 24/7 while also accessible from the internet. It is time to worry about security.

Here is a good article that gives you some things to think about. NY Times Article Here is How to Fend Off a Hijacking of Home Devices

  • Make sure your WiFi password is something complex. If you really want to be more secure setup a guest WiFi and hide it (there are settings in your WiFi device to do this).
  • Accept that theses devices are capturing some information about you.
  • Have a security camera or video baby monitor? Make sure you change the login with a secure password. Most people leave these as the default so they are open to anyone on the internet right now…
  • Login to the devices regularly to make sure the software/firmware is up to date.

John Ahlberg, CEO, Waident Technology Solutions

John Ahlberg
CEO, Waident

CIO in the corporate world and now for Waident clients. John injects order and technology into business process to keep employees productive, enterprises running, and data safe.

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