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    9 ~Hacks~ For Keeping Hackers Out Of Your Smart Home Devices

    No, your dog's name is not a good password.

    Smart home devices make our lives way easier, but they also open us up to creepy kinds of cyber hacks.

    1. Pick out a few random words from the dictionary to create a strong password that password crackers can’t guess.

    2. Resist the urge to use a password you've already used on other platforms.

    3. Regularly upgrade the different systems that are connected to your smart home.

    4. Use a password manager if you're worried about keeping track.

    5. Avoid granting privacy permissions to apps that don't necessarily need them.

    6. Enable two-factor authentication if your devices allow for it.

    7. Ensure that the people who are active on your smart home are following good security measures, as well.

    8. Ensure that your network is secure — and set up a subnetwork specifically for your smart home devices.

    9. Weigh the pros and cons of having these devices — will they really change your life that significantly or do they just seem cool?

    You after you've beefed up the security of your smart home: