In the modern IT era, our homes have lot of individual and home use Internet-enabled devices, including smart phones, smart watches, home routers, electronic game consoles, and a variety of smart home devices. These devices, while bringing convenience to life, it may also bring certain information security risks. Therefore, we would like to provide some security tips for you to ensure that the devices you are using are not a threat to your privacy.
-Make sure your computer program is up to date
Update the system and software programs on the device regularly. If anti-malware program has been installed, it should be updated to avoid damage or infection caused by malware;
-Secure your network
Wireless network should be protected properly using WPA2 encryption, complex passwords, and the software of WiFi router at home should be updated regularly;
-Learn more about your device
Have a solid understanding on how the device works, the nature of its connection to the Internet, and the type of information it stores and transmits;
-Understand how to keep devices up to date
Read the instructions carefully to understand all necessary safe methods, including changing the default password and precautions;
-Understand the data content being collected
Some smart devices collect data. Take some time to understand what information your connected device collects and how the information is managed and used;
-Know how your data is stored
Smart devices send and store the collected data on cloud. Therefore, users should be aware of where the data is stored and the security measures to protect personal data;
-Know more about device and service provider
Before adopting new smart devices, study and understand more about other users’ evaluation on the security and privacy of the devices and service provider.