Luxury homeowners increasingly vulnerable to hackers With more homes adopting smart technology, criminals are getting wise
LinkedIn, big banks, even presidential candidates, they’ve all been hacked. So do you really think you smart home is secure? Online security experts say that homes with thermostats, security cameras, lights and appliances that are connected to the Internet are vulnerable to hackers.
Roughly 45 percent of survey respondents told Coldwell Banker that they own smart-home technology or plan to invest in it this year. And the number go上海千花社区 es up among luxury homeowners who are typically early adopters of the expensive technology, according to the Wall Street Journal.
But luxury homeowners are also prime targets for cyber crime and the range of risks is vast. Hackers are capable of ever阿拉爱上海同城 ything from messing with the air conditioning to disabling cameras ahead of a break-in.
The Journal recommends a few basic steps to protect your home, including “changing the password on your device from the default, protecting your WiFi network with a password and ensuring that your wireless router uses some form of encryption.”
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