Reader’s Digest – 17 Everyday Things You Didn’t Know Could Be Hacked

readersdigestMore and more, common items we regularly use are becoming connected, making things more convenient not only for us, but for hackers, too. Here’s how to protect your home—and your family.

While it’s cost-effective and handy to be able to control the temperature of your home while you’re out—say cranking up the AC when you’re headed home from the office—smarthome systems are vulnerable, says Jason Hart, VP and CTO for Data Protection at Gemalto. “Hackers can control a thermostat and crank up the heat until the owner pays a ransom.”


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