Homes using the Internet! You can tell your home just what you want it to dothrough home automation systems Anchor2>> All it takes is a voice command or the push ofMake your own DIY Furniture from Recycled and Industrial Materials. I’m Woody and run Rat and Pallet – a … Prof>> If you come into the roomit can automatically detect who you are. It candim the lights… turn on the TV for you and turn on the music at the certain radio station for you. Reporter>> Dr. Tom Oh teaches computing security at RIT.
He’s describing the features you’ll find on any number of the new home automationsystems. Systems that operate your home with just the push up a 5 Ideas for Decorating a Guest Room button or voice command. He says while they offer convenience they can alsooffer anotheravenue – through the internet – for thieves to get into your home oreven your personal information. So how can you protect yourself? For starters make sure your WiFi is password protected. Prof>> They can hack in less than a minute So it is very critical tohave installed security that is more secure. In this case is a WPA2, and make sure theusername/password is not simple like one-two-three-four.
Reporter>> Here’s another concern. Say you’re at a local coffee shop that has free WiFiso you decide to check and make sure that you turned off all the lights andturnedon the alarm. So you whip out your smartphoneand login to your account… not a good idea says Dr. Oh. Prof>> That is still another way of hacking into the mobile phone andthen they can go and accesseverything of your property information… also accessthe view to a monitoring system…
So they can see who’s at home. With nobody homethey can come into the back door and that will actually stealeverything within the home. Anchor>> Gotta love technology. Doctor Oh says check your account at workand avoid public wifi and if you’re not using your WiFi or Bluetooth device turnthem both off