Smart Home

Imagine reading a headline in tomorrow’s news stating that your neighbor’s identity was stolen and their life savings cleaned out by criminals who entered through their ‘smart’ washing machine. Sound ridiculous? Well, have you checked your own home Wi-Fi network lately?

You might have several connected household gadgets and other internet of things (IoT) devices tethered wirelessly through a misconfigured router with no firewall settings. Is the firmware current? Are security patches up to date?

Still not convinced this is a serious problem? Then consider this glaring example of how dangerous an outdated device can be.