Did you get or gift a smart device this holiday season? Well you’re certainly not alone! As our gadgets and everyday household items become smarter, and the Internet of Things (IoT) begins to become more and more commonplace, we need to make sure we’re securing the devices in our homes.
Why should you secure these seemingly harmless objects? Well, hackers can take over your devices and use them to launch other (larger) attacks. If you’re not using unique passwords, they may be able to use your password to access some of your other accounts online. And some of these smart devices have cameras and other features that criminals can use to cause harm.
Here are 5 tips from our experts at Hawaiian Telcom to help you secure your smart devices.