Wireless security cameras remain the most attacked IoT devices in your home. While having a security camera can make you feel safer, the wrong camera can cost you a lot. Someone with access to your camera could see everything, from the layout of your house to your face, or worse.
People might prefer getting a cheaper camera, but these products often have little to no security at all. Plus, some cheap cameras have the same security vulnerabilities –– what this means is that if people find a way to bypass one camera, they’ll use the same methods to bypass similar cameras.
How to Secure Your Devices
There’s always a risk when it comes to any device that’s connected to the internet. Nevertheless, you must secure your devices the best that you can. For starters, try using these tips.
- Change your router’s default password and name.
- Keep your devices’ software up to date.
- Upgrade your devices as new security standards are released.
- Turn on two-factor authentication everywhere.
- Change the default password on every device.
- Use strong passwords for your devices and your accounts.
- Don’t use the same password twice.
- Go to your devices’ settings and disable app access to anything that isn’t necessary.
- Try to avoid using public Wi-Fi networks.
- Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN).