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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Test driving the antivirus for your home

Lots of people spend money on a home security system. So why are we leaving more and more of our digital property defenseless?

If you’re diligent, you’ve kept the bad guys at bay by running antivirus software on a home PC. These days, though, we’ve also got phones, e-readers and smart TVs. And what about connected thermostats, security cameras and garage doors? They’re all secret passageways into our living rooms.

We know these security and privacy threats lurk all over the house because good-guy hackers have found plenty. These vulnerabilities just haven’t turned into major criminal targets. Yet.

A new type of internet security product is designed to stand guard over the whole smart home full of gadgets. Rather than counting on antivirus on every device, they scan all the activity in your house for signs of trouble. If you click on a malicious link, or your thermostat starts sending a thousand emails per hour, your sentry will hoist a red flag.

Read more: https://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/4/15/technology/test-driving-antivirus-your-home

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