Your Internet of Things (IoT) devices are most likely not secure when fresh out of the box, making them one of the easiest and most common ways hackers can disrupt your life and steal your info.

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Discover tips and advice on how to use your IoT devices securely.

  • Reset the factory-preset name and password for each new device you bring home
  • Install security patches as soon as they become available
  • Keep your computer and data separate from your IoT devices
  • Set up a second network on your router to connect insecure accessories