Smart home devices are new target for hackers

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Smart home devices are becoming another avenue for hackers to spy on you.
They allow you to do everything from turn on the lights to turn down the thermostat.
Experts say that convenience can come at a cost.
Hackers are tapping into vulnerabilities, or bugs in the software, to get access to your home network.
Here's how to protect yourself.
Make sure your home router is secure.
Install updates as soon as they become available... often they include patches for any vulnerabilities.
If you have a new smart home device on your wishlist this year, make sure you change the default password as soon as you set it up, and turn off any features you're not using.



 
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