More and more smart devices are coming into our homes, do you know how to keep your network as secure as possible?
Technology is moving so fast, that many of the vulnerabilities and security warnings are being ignored by manufacturers and the consumer may find themselves paying the price.
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With all of the new equipment brought into households throughout the holidays, here are a few suggestions to help safeguard your network environment.
1. Be aware of the Smart devices and voice activated assistants in your home. Vulnerable, ill-protected 'always on' devices can leave your network open and available to just about anyone.
2. Make sure that your WiFi has the security feature enabled with a very strong password or passphrase, 14-20 characters with a combination of letters, numbers and symbols is recommended.
3. Always keep your devices updated and run the updates as soon as they are available for each device.
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