In an age where everything digital is smarter, faster, and smaller than humans there are a few precautions to take. This holiday season was filled with “smart” gifts that allow the globe to stay more connected and available but possibly more vulnerable than ever. Smart phones, pet surveillance systems, “Alexa’s”, “Home’s”, “Echo’s”, and all the other devices that make our lives maybe a little too convenient should also be supported by systems that protect us from vulnerabilities.
Wired has a solid grasp on these vulnerabilities and just so happens that they made a fun page to discover ways to challenge and protect ourselves from our own smart devices turning on us. They even listed three separate profiles based on specific risks to the everyday “civilian”, the “public figure” who may have journalistic influences etc, and the “spy” who is really just an overcautious individual. Whatever you do, make sure you are aware of the capabilities and therein, vulnerabilities to your all of your devices, and don’t let them out “smart” you.
From all of us at All Mountain Tech, we wish you a very wonderful and safe New Year!!! See ya later 2017. Looking forward to what 2018 has to bring!