High-tech homes not impenetrable, experts warn

High-tech homes not impenetrable, experts warn

(KAIT/NBC) - Could all the convenience of smart gadgets also put your family at risk? Whether its a phone, a printer, a camera, or a TV, our privacy is only as good as our weakest device.

Eva Velasquez with Identity Theft Resource Center says online Bluetooth and wifi-connected devices can potentially collect sensitive data.

"It indicates when you're home and when you're not. It can indicate that you have a set schedule," Velasquez said. "It can indicate that you are gone for a long period of time. That's valuable information for someone who is collecting data on you."

Velasquez adds that now is a good time to review privacy policies because they can change when you upgrade an app or appliance.

For more information on smart device safety, click here.

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All Rights Reserved.