In the modern home, everything from TVs and refrigerators to baby monitors and light bulbs can now be connected — and hacked.
The number of smart homes in North America is expected to hit 73 million by 2021, making up more than 50% of all households. By the end of 2016, more than 21.8 million smart homes had already been connected, creating new problems and anxieties for homeowners.
“Smart” devices certainly make our lives more convenient, however, they can leave consumers open to less than convenient threats if the proper precautions are not taken. Being an informed consumer can help you to purchase those products designed with security in mind and increase the security provided by manufacturers with “smart” practices in using those devices.”