Why all your IoT devices should be on your guest network

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When you think of security breaches and personal data leaks, you might imagine someone breaking into a huge database somewhere that contains the information of millions of users. While this certainly happens more often than any of us would like it to, personal data breaches can happen much closer to home than you might think.

The smart home is a wonderful thing — especially when you can save a few bucks on products that offer the same features as the big guys without the big cost — but it can also be a place ripe for the picking for information thieves looking to make a quick buck off your daily habits.

That’s because many smart home devices — also known as the Internet of Things or IoT — don’t receive regular updates like a computer or a smartphone would. That includes everything from the smart lock on your front door to the security camera in your child’s room or even your living room TV.

+INFO: Android Central

+IMATGES: Android Central

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