Smart home is not as private as we wish

The CIA can hack your router, it’s only a matter of time until criminals can too

June 16th, 2017: Yesterday, a Wikileaks release showed that Wifi routers are susceptible to hacking using tools created by the CIA. According to Wired: Your Wifi router, sitting in the corner of your home accumulating dust and unpatched security flaws, provides an attractive target for hackers. Including, according to a new WikiLeaks release, the CIA. Wikileaks released a detailed account …

7 weird smart devices you didn’t know you wanted

Many smart devices made our lives exponentially more convenient, such as the smartphone, remotely accessible security cameras, and many others. There are even some devices out there that you didn’t know you needed it until you saw it, such as a smart fridge or a smart doorbell. Still, other Internet-connected devices on the market fall into a category of their …

3 ways the new Echo Show can compromise your security

The much-anticipated touchscreen Amazon Echo Show is now officially available for preorder. It has the same capabilities as the Amazon Echo smart speaker, such as making to-do lists, turning on music, and setting alarms but it now offers a touchscreen and many new exciting features, including hands-free video calls. Amazon has also unveiled the new “Drop In” feature. It allows …

Internet of Things Security is Broken. CUJO is Fixing It.

Security expert Bruce Schneier has said that someone, somewhere “is learning how to take down the internet” using distributed-denial-of-service attacks. Hackers are evaluating servers around the world to identify the internet’s weak points and the most effective ways of bringing it down. Recently, the internet infrastructure company Dyn was attacked by hackers. Users around the world felt it as their …

Benefits of Connected Home Devices and Security Systems

Young people today do not know just how good they have when it comes to all the technological wonders available in the world. For those of an older generation, it can often feel as though we are living in a world of The Jetsons or Star Trek.  Almost everyone is online through their computers, tablets, smartphones, or a plethora of …

Baby Monitors hacked

How to protect your baby monitors and webcams from hackers

We can keep tabs on everything now. Methods of recording the world around us are so commonplace, so designed in, that we can forget that we’ve opened a new type of window into our private lives. The ability to gain access to something like your email account or credit card can reveal lots about a person. But the proliferation of …