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Did Santa bring you a smart TV, a wi-fi enabled refrigerator, or maybe an Amazon echo? If so, be sure you follow the Federal Trade Commission's recommendations of keeping your 'things' secure.
Today’s hackers are attacking a lot more than just computers. They’re going after ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) products – like internet-connected cameras and refrigerators and using them to create havoc on the internet.
In October, hackers used the “Mirai” malware to attack unsecured IoT devices, turning them into zombie computers to overwhelm and shut down popular websites including Netflix, Paypal and Twitter.
Attacks like that are more than just an inconvenience. They can put your information at risk. So what can you do to reduce the risk of compromise to your home network and smart products?