Garage door openers
MaxyM/Shutterstock Opening and shutting your garage door with the click of a button is a convenience that has been around for decades. But if a smart version is hacked, it could clue a burglar into your daily habits, such as when you leave for work for the day and when you’re out of town. Again, make sure that you’ve updated its default password and change it on occasion. Check out these 20 great ideas for places to hide valuables in your home.
TDKvisuals/Shutterstock Ambitious hackers can put a stranglehold on entire blocks. Jason Hart from Gemalto, says the hackers “use IoT devices to compromise Wi-Fi networks and access personal data and passwords—putting families throughout an entire neighborhood on the road to financial ruin that only begins with looting of bank accounts.” These are the 12 red flags someone is spying on your computer.
alika/Shutterstock As was reported by Wired, researchers at the Beijing-based security firm Qihoo 360 were able to unlock and start cars using a pair of gadgets they created with just $22 worth of materials, making it ridiculously easy for a thief to steal your car. If you own one of these 10 cars, it is much more likely to get stolen.