Internet of Things

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Can your pet be hacked? Understanding cybersecurity risks in pet tech

Technology has simplified some pet owner responsibilities and can help us keep a closer eye on our furry friends, but could your favorite pet tech gadgets be putting you at risk of cyberthreats?

August 30, 2023·5 min read
What is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things is a growing system of billions of devices — or things — worldwide. They connect to the internet and each other through wireless networks.

June 12, 2022·3 min read
Keep your home Wi-Fi safe in 7 simple steps

Small vulnerabilities in your home Wi-Fi network could cause problems. Learn how to secure your Wi-Fi connection in 7 simple steps.

March 14, 2022·4 min read
IoT device security: An ultimate guide for securing your new tech

How do you help improve the security of IoT devices? Follow these IoT device security best practices to help make your gadgets more Cyber Safe.

November 08, 2021·3 min read
12 tips to help secure your smart home and IoT devices

Hot new gadgets make your home smarter and sometimes vulnerable. Here’s how to secure your smart home and your IoT devices.

August 28, 2019·4 min read
The future of IoT: 10 predictions about the Internet of Things

The internet of things is the umbrella term for anything that connects to the internet. By 2025, it is estimated that there will be more than to 21 billion IoT devices. Cybersecurity will continue to be a big concern as more devices will connect directly to the 5G network.

August 28, 2019·3 min read
Biometrics and biometric data: What is it and is it secure?

Biometrics are any metrics related to human features. The most common examples of a biometric recognition system are the iPhone’s fingerprint and facial recognition technology. Biometric identifiers also act as access control in secure environments. But the first question you should ask is: is my biometric data secure from identity theft?

February 08, 2019·4 min read
Internet of Things (IoT) security: 9 ways you can help protect yourself

IoT security is the safety component tied to the Internet of Things. It focuses on protecting your internet-enabled devices that connect to each other on wireless networks.

February 06, 2019·4 min read
Share your Wi-Fi without sharing your password

The security of your home Wi-Fi connection is serious cause for concern. With the proliferation of IoT devices, the home network is bombarded with malware. 7 in 10 consumers wish their home network were more secure, but only 27% believe their network will be compromised. A guest network has the advantage of having its own password.

August 08, 2018·4 min read
What is a smart TV and the privacy risks of a smart TV

Smart tvs have become a favorite entertainment device as prices have decreased and quality has increased. They offer the convenience of a one-stop shop for your streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Chromecast, Amazon Prime, and more. Smart TVs have their pros and cons. Find out the advantages and risks associated with smart TVs.

August 08, 2018·2 min read
Connected toys and what you need to know about them

Learn about connected toys and tablet devices and how to help keep young children safe.

August 08, 2018·2 min read
What is a mesh network and what do mesh Wi-Fi networks do?

Mesh networks solve many of the problems of traditional Wi-Fi. From more coverage to stronger signals, mesh Wi-Fi may be a great option.

August 08, 2018·4 min read
What is cyber security?

Cyber security helps protect your devices, data, identity, home network, and privacy — because it’s all connected. Learn how.

August 08, 2018·4 min read
Can smart speakers be hacked? 10 tips to help stay secure

39 million americans own smart speakers, according to a report from NPR and Edison Research. Experts believe a cybercriminal might be able to send a sound or signal to control your device. The good news: researchers are working on a fix.

August 07, 2018·4 min read
Smart watches and internet security: Are my wearables secure?

Find out if your smart watch is safe or if it makes you a target for cybercriminals?

August 07, 2018·4 min read

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