Computers, phones, appliances, and all sorts of other everyday gadgets are becoming more advanced, as sophisticated hackers are well aware. This week, a data dump on WikiLeaks revealed that the CIA developed malware that can turn smart TVs into listening devices.
Realtor.com listed six tips for protecting privacy with smart devices, including placing tape over camera lenses and microphones, and unplugging devices when they are not in use. Changing passwords and updating software every so often is also essential.
With the rise of smart devices, anything with a camera, microphone, and internet connection could be snooping on you. It’s your Apple 7 smartphone. The fancy new Amazon Echo you love showing off to friends. It’s your Nest smart thermostat system, your robot vac, your nanny cam, or your smart refrigerator.