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Smart home security: what you should know?

By Kestas Malakauskas Home automation is the future. Smart thermostats and lighting systems make your home look and feel just right. Smart refrigerator orders food while you enjoy a lazy night in with a selection of movies, picked to fit your mood. All of that is already a reality or just a few years away. How to make sure that …

The smartest home in America

There is a tech on the market that can automate lights, temperature, and music in all corners of your home. You can buy gadgets that lock your doors and make it look like someone is home when you’re not there. No one can dispute that these things are cool, but we’re here to ask: are they safe? The house that …

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 …

An email hack could cost you home

In November of 2016, Jon and Dorothy Little were about to close a deal on a new home in North Carolina for $200,000. Sounds normal enough. This is the tale of how an email hack cost this couple their dream home. Only days away from their closing day, the Littles received an email from the law firm that was processing …

The CIA and WikiLeaks: what you need to know

On Tuesday, WikiLeaks put thousands of documents online that appear to outline CIA hacking techniques. The reports describe ways the CIA can tap into smart TVs and phones and turn them into spying devices that can listen to people’s conversations. And that the CIA can sidestep encryption – a highly secure way of protecting data – on apps like WhatsApp. …