3 Things In Your Home Office That Can Lead To A Breach

December 8, 2020

3 Things in Your Office or Home Office That Can Get Breached

Working from home these days? Your home office may have similar devices and software as your work office, however, at home you're open to a new set of threats as your personal devices and software typically have limited security in place.

Here are 3 Things in Your Home Office That You Need to Monitor:

1. Smart Printers

Many printers nowadays are connected to your wifi network and can access your files.

Printers usually have very minimal built-in security features which makes them desirable for cybercriminals. Another thing to note is that when a printer is given away, thrown away, or sold, many do not wipe off the data on it which makes that information easy for hackers to access.

2. Wifi network

This one is more commonly known, however, many people don't realize just how common it is.

By using a technique called DNS (Domain Name Server) hijacking, hackers can breach the security of your home or office Wi‑Fi and potentially cause you a great deal of harm.

3. Smart home devices

Smart speakers, lights, switches, cameras, you name it.

Smart home devices are everywhere and may unknowingly introduce backdoors into our networks.

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