Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday November 08, 2014

How to Lock Down Your Personal Internet of Things

With the earlier article I posted about vulnerable security cameras, maybe you're thinking about securing your thermostat, house lock, and refrigerator. Gizmodo has a decent how-to article on locking down our internet-enabled gadgets. Known as IoT or "Internet of Things", this is one of the hot areas in the business space since proper deployment of these devices can simplify operational concerns. With popularity comes those that want to exploit it, regardless of legality.

Our houses are quickly filling with an internet of thingsآ—smart TVs, DVRs, thermostats, and more all online, all the time. But to a hacker, each of these devices is a digital door or window into your home (network). Here's what you need to do to keep your devices locked against outside intrusions.