Have you heard of the Internet of Things (sometimes referred to as IoT)?
Just the other day, I was enjoying my first sips of coffee from the couch — laptop on lap, smartphone beside me — watching the Today Show as I do most mornings when they presented a segment on ransom hacking. Wait, what???
Ransom hacking? Yes, hackers want to hold your data for ransom. And there I sat with my devices in “my hands” and realizing that the Internet of Things I have could be compromised by hackers.
In a shadowy region of the Internet known as the dark web, “ransomware” that enables hackers to invade your computer and hold your data for ransom is marketed openly. Anyone can gain access to it.
Following are 5 smart things you can do right now to safeguard your home and keep your own connected devices safe from hackers.