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How to protect your smart home devices from hackers

(Source: NBC News) (Source: NBC News)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

If you have a smart home device on your holiday shopping list, your family may not be the only people who will have access to it.

According to an NBC News report, researchers found hackers can gain access to the devices to spy on you.

Researchers say the hackers can gain access to the devices through a vulnerability or bug in the device’s software.

There are several steps you can take to protect your family:

  • Install updates as they become available
  • Change the default password as soon as you get your device set up
  • Turn off any features that you’re not using

Getting a secure router can also help protect your devices from hackers. 

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