So you’ve brought the Internet of Things into your abode. Here’s how to protect your home network and the devices connected to it.
As more devices and appliances with Internet capabilities enter the market, protecting those devices from hackers becomes critical. Unfortunately, many of these non-computer, non-smartphone devices — from toilets to refrigerators to alarm systems — weren’t built with security in mind.
So what can someone who’s already bought one of these devices do? When it comes to the so-called Internet of Things and the connected home, it’s best to proactively secure the home network. There is no antivirus software for a smart TV, but you can protect your Wi-Fi network so hacking the TV doesn’t become a backdoor into your home.