Is Your Home Security System Safe?

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I got an email from Tech Talker listener Travis. He was concerned after hearing a news story in which a hacker accessed a home's security camera that was acting as a baby monitor. Travis wants to get a baby monitor for his child, but is unsure on how to secure it so that this doesn't happen to him.

In this week's episode I'll be explaining how to harden your network to make it more secure against invasion.

I feel that the best way to make yourself the most secure is to understand how a hacker could gain access to any given device. This doesn't just pertain to cameras, but to everything tech. The more you understand how certain hacks are done, the better prepared you will be to prevent the attack from happening to you. 

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