Today, many people are still unaware about the security risks which come along with Internet of Things (IOT). People are installing more and more smart devices in their homes and offices. And the vulnerabilities in these device put user’s sensitive information at risk. Hence, Webroot team wants their user to be aware of all the risk which are linked with the internet connected devices. It is advised user must install Webroot antivirus in their devices through www.webroot.com/safe. This software is completely compatible with all the gadgets like Laptop, computer, Android Phones and Tablets etc. In this blog, you will read about the security risk which comes along with Internet of Things.
Data Protection: Always keep in mind; Smart devices can collect all type of data like the layout of your house, your habits, and also your work schedule etc. But it does not mean that you turn off connectivity functions, you should give limited access over your data.
Malware Threats: Keep in mind, Internet of Things devices don’t always come with security features, so hackers can easily break them. Normally, PCs, Macs and mobile phones are the targets for malware infections. By installing malware, they can easily steal your sensitive data.
Home Intrusions: Normally, there are some smart devices which store passwords, credit card numbers, encryption keys, and also other sensitive information. Remember, hacker can easily collect data about your family, and they can sell that to the person who want your information or can take advantage when the home is left unguarded.
Protect Your IOT Devices:
You should think carefully about the devices which need to be connected like you can turn off your smart speakers when you’re gone or asleep, turn off the coffee maker if you are not sing it, you should turned off the smart sensors at work when the machinery is not running and also when the workers have gone home. Always remember, when you are adding a new IoT device, then you should not set on all the time, just figure it out that you’ll get back to it later.
You should always create a separate network for IoT devices. Because if hacker break the security system, then the separate system will limit the hacker’s access. And also you should ensure that the router is secure by keeping a strong password, also update the firmware and software regularly.
Always use strong and unique passwords for IoT devices like your computers, smartphones etc. You can store all the passwords in password manager. Remember to change the default password which comes with your devices. You can also enable multi-factor authentication in your devices.
You should regularly update your IoT devices.
You must install Webroot antivirus program which specifically protects your IoT devices. This antivirus will cover every device in your smart home. It will timely scans the data and protects your device from malware.
The above are some of the security risk which comes along with Internet of things. If the user needs help, then they can contact to the customer care of Webroot via www.webroot.com/safe.