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Ten Tips for Internet of Things Security in Homes and Businesses

Magazine article Information Today

Ten Tips for Internet of Things Security in Homes and Businesses

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1. Use strong passwords, and update anti-virus programs regularly.

2. Do a device audit to see how many of the devices you own are vulnerable to attacks. (Even if a device doesn't have a screen or a keyboard, it could still be connected to the internet.)

3. Make sure the firewall or other protection that comes with your router/modem is enabled and configured properly.

4. When you make device purchases, disable any remote accessibility features and change the default password right away.

5. Visit the manufacturer's website after making a purchase to download any software updates that are available.

6. Think like a hacker: Do a threat analysis of where potential threats could come from.

7. Before giving out personal information online, find out how the recipient plans to use it and protect it. …

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