SMART Technology: How it’s Gotcha in the Thieves’ Crosshairs

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
By Paul Martin

Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post.com
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SMART technology may be so ‘smart’ that it can fool you into believing it is a helpmate whereas consumers are being taken for the fools we truly are by buying into technologies that will turn around and bite us in the pants.

Fox News recently produced an online article, “Hacking into your home: TVs, refrigerators could be portal to most sensitive info” that should scare the living daylights out of any person who values safety in his or her home.

According to Fox News,

Modern appliances are increasingly connected to the Internet, and each presents a potential path for savvy hackers to enter your home virtually and steal your identity, bank and credit card information and any other personal information they can use to line their pockets and leave you in the lurch, experts warn. The problem, they say, is that the technology that makes your house smarter – allowing communication between appliances, and even remote operation of everyday devices linked to home networks – has increased faster than the security measures needed to make it safe.

Televisions and refrigerators aren’t the only concern. Any appliance that connects to the Internet – cable box, thermostat, dishwasher, clothes dryer, coffee maker, smart water meter, toaster, oven, clock radio, garage door opener, security alarms, Insulin pumps, pacemakers, door locks, thermostat or lights – can be compromised. If they are linked to your home network, they can be a portal to your most sensitive information. [CJF emphasis added]

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