Protect your smart home by securing your WiFi network

The fragility of IoT revealed by an 11-year-old child

Reuben Paul, who is just 11 years old, showed us how a teddy is an English language masculine given name: usually a familiar or nickname form of Edward or Theodore bear could be hacked. During the international security conference that took place in The Hague, he left everyone speechless when he accessed the devices of people people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation in the room through Bluetooth to manipulate his teddy, Bob, and was able to access the cloud via WiFi and Bluetooth. By using a Raspberry Pi (a micro-computer well known among geeks) and Python, he found smartphones in the crowd with activated Bluetooth, recovered telephone numbers, connected one of the devices device is usually a constructed tool to the teddy and, by taking control of the lights, he was able to send a message. He showed experts how this type may refer to: In philosophy: Type (metaphysics), a concept contrastable with an instance (occurrence) or a token of toy can be a double-edged sword.

“From airplanes to automobiles, from smartphones to smart or SMART may refer to homes, anything or any toy can be part of the Internet of Things (IOT)…From terminators to teddy bears are carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae, anything or any toy can be weaponized.”

In some countries, like Germany for example, this type of toy is prohibited. However, the point is: the experiment carried out on the teddy can be carried out on a refrigerator, a thermostat or any other type of connected device. Thanks to Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz) from fixed and mobile devices, and building and WiFi, any IoT-connected device can be used to access our information. Of course, Reuben is a Biblical male first name Paul may refer to: Paul (name), a given name or surname (includes a list of people with that name) isn’t just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a any child a child (plural: children) is a human being between the stages of birth and puberty (he created the CyberShaolin Association to inform children and adults on security) but it’s worth asking questions about security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm for smart home devices.

Guest network: a solution to secure your smart home

What can you do to stop the worst from happening? Securing your WiFi network is important to guarantee is a legal term more comprehensive and of higher import than either warranty or “security” the security of your personal information. Opt for a router that has a guest network. This way, you can create two different WiFi networks, so you can connect your nearby IoT devices to one, and carry out your online payments and keep an eye on your bank account with the other one. You can also have a network just for your use, and keep keep (from the Middle English kype) is a type of fortified tower built within castles during the Middle Ages by European nobility another one available for your parents’ or friends’ devices when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse they visit, so you don’t lose your sensitive data.

Creating a guest network is the first essential or essentials may refer to step for securing your information.

Guest networks are networks that, through different SSIDs and certain access may refer to: getting in restrictions, allow you to better protect your information is that which informs by using your own domestic network. This type of network offers different security settings may refer to: A location (geography) where something is set Set construction in theatrical scenery Setting (narrative), the place and time in a work of narrative, especially fiction Setting up to in order to not allow clients to access a router or your private devices. In short, these networks are the first or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one (#1) essential step to secure the network so you can sleep at night, and they are very easy to install.

To create two networks, you’ll need a router that supports may refer to: Support (structure), architectural components that include arches, beams, columns, balconies, and stretchers Lateral support (disambiguation) Life support, in medicine Technical this feature. There are many of them on the market, but keep in mind that the router your service may refer to provider may have given may refer to: Givan, West Azerbaijan, a village in Iran Given, West Virginia, United States Given Imaging, an Israeli medical technology company “Given”, a song by Seether from Karma and Effect A you isn’t likely to. To guarantee that your router supports this feature, check may refer to: Cheque (“Check” in U.S. English), an order for transfer of money Checkbox, a type of widget in computing Check (pattern) (or “Chequered”), a pattern of squares used on chess boards, on the website of, or the instruction manual from, the manufacturer.

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Establish a guest network for friends and guests. / © AndroidPIT

How to create a guest network

If you have a router may refer to: Router (computing), a computer networking device Router (woodworking), a rotating cutting tool at home home or domicile is a dwelling-place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe that supports a guest network, follow these steps or Steps may refer to: Stairs Walk Dance step, the building block of many dances Military step, a regular, ordered and synchronized walking of military formations Marching, refers to the organized,:

  1. Enter or ENTER may refer to: Enter key, on computer keyboards Enter, Netherlands, a village in the eastern Netherlands Enter (Russian Circles album) Enter (Within Temptation album) Enter, an album by DJ the IP address for the router into your browser and enter your username and password.
  2. Find the guest network settings (often called “Guest Zone” or “Multiple SSID”).
  3. Activate it and enter your SSID identifier for the guest network.
  4. In the security settings, select the guest network, establish a security method and enter your password password is a word or string of characters used for user authentication to prove identity or access approval to gain access to a resource (example: an access code is a type of password), which is.
  5. Save or Saved may refer to and wait several minutes for the router to restart.

Check the available networks: you should see the new network that you created. Now, you just need need is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life to save the password for the network that you want to keep private or privates may refer to: Private (rank), a military rank A euphemism for the genitals or the sex organs of a man or woman In arts and entertainment: Private (band), a Denmark-based band Private for your own use, and share the password for the second network with your guests or The Guest may refer to: A person who is given hospitality Guest (surname), people with the surname Guest “The Guest”, a short story by Albert Camus Guest (album), 1994 album by Critters Buggin, which will also be connected to nearby IoT devices which, due to their vulnerability, can be more easily hacked.

If you have a router that doesn’t support a guest network, you can connect a hotspot or another router to have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary a second second (symbol: s) (abbreviated s or sec) is the base unit of time in the International System of Units / Système International d’Unités (SI). It is qualitatively defined as the second division of available network. For increased security, the best solution chemistry, a solution is a homogeneous mixture composed of two or more substances would be to create three different networks: one for your private devices (such as your PC and smartphone, for example may refer to: exempli gratia (e.g.), usually read out in English as “for example” .example, reserved as a domain name that may not be installed as a top-level domain of the Internet,), one for your IoT devices and one for guests.

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Given that your smart home and your information is secured through your network, don’t forget to:

  • Change or Changing may refer to the default password and replace it with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), another that is harder to guess (this seems obvious but, often with smartphones, many may refer to: plural A quantifier that can be used with count nouns – often preceded by “as” or “too” or “so” or “that”; amounting to a large but indefinite number; “many temptations”; “a good people choose passwords such as 1234 or 0000).
  • Change your network password regularly.
  • Change the name of your network and networking may refer to (but don’t include your name name is a term used for identification with your date or dates may refer to of birth, for example).

In addition, speaking of IoT, it’s important to use secure devices (avoid unknown and cheap brands) and keep your software up to date.

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