With all this talk about the IoT aka the Internet of Things (devices connected to the net click here to learn more), what are some best practices you can follow to stay secure? Here are three simple steps to follow.
- Change the default passwords on ALL your devices. No exceptions.
- Keep all the software on your devices updated. It can be tempting to hold on to that old version of Windows you are so comfortable with but getting software updates ensures that the manufacturer is providing bug fixes. Software bugs are often the point of entry for hackers. (That’s why it’s a good idea to perform a Factory Upgrade on your FixMeStick every so often)
- Make sure you understand all your devices, thoroughly. Take the time to read the manual or ask the salesperson to explain how your device works and what data it is collecting. It can be tedious, but if the vendor does not have an answer on how to keep your device secure– you’re running a risk.
As always, education is key! We’ll do our best to keep you in the loop, stay tuned for more tips and tricks!