8 Tips for Reducing Cyber Risks At Home

November 6, 2020

Did you know your smart home devices could be hacked?

It all starts with your home wireless network. These days, it isn’t just connected to our computers and phones, but things such as Google Home devices, video game consoles, printers, security cameras, smart watches, and even your lights.

Here are 8 quick tips to prevent the threat of a cyberattack in your home:

1. Make sure you have a strong and difficult wifi password


2. Only share your wifi password with people you trust


3. Secure all the devices you have on your network by using different usernames and passwords for each device


4. Consider using a password manager to keep track of all of your passwords


5. Keep all applications and devices updated, this will prevent the risk of security breaches


6. When possible, always enable 2 factor or multi-factor authentication


7. Do regular backups for your data and information

8. Segregate your network. For example, have one network for work devices and one for your smart home devices

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