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  • #294
    pinkyfatty
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      Iā€™m concerned about online privacy and approaches to securing your smart devices from cyber attacks. Need advise.

      #295
      Rain
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        Use password with combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. This is a common practise for companies.

        #297
        Modster
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          I will start with the router with WPA2 or WPA3 encryption. The older models uses WEP encryption. Check for any update of router firmware regularly to protect against security vulnerabilities. Do not use the factory default passwords for your smart devices, set a strong, complex and unique password and it is better to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for extra layer of security, this will prompt for a code to access the device. There are many 2FA apps such as Google Authenticator or Authy etc. There are many VPN that offers secure, encrypted connection for privacy purpose.

          Remember to reset it to factory settings to erase personal information before disposal

          • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Modster.
          #300
          BigB
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            Setup DNS such as Cloudflare or Quad9 etc.
            Do not use cloud-based devices.
            Adjust privacy settings for unnecessary data collection.
            I will try to avoid free VPN and go for a reputable, paid VPN service.
            Turn on Guest mode only when you have guests in the house.

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