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How do I protect my connected smart-home devices?
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How do I protect my connected smart-home devices?

The newest cyber threat is strangers accessing WiFi-connected smart-home gear. The results could lead to pranks (turning up the heat) or worse (watching you through a webcam). To stay ahead of this looming danger, try the Bit­defender Box ($199; bitdefender.com). It's a piece of hardware that helps intercept attacks. Just how well it thwarts an assault on WiFi-connected home gear is not entirely clear, but as hackers and malicious software evolve, there's nothing wrong with an additional layer of security.

Expert Tip: Periodically make sure all your smart devices are running the latest firmware. Updates usually include security.

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