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Smart home devices attract hackers in their first five minutes online

In an article on gearbrain.com, they state that a new report emphasizes why people need to change default passwords and user names immediately

Within five minutes of a smart device going online, hackers will try to gain access by using well-known factory setting passwords and usernames. Even devices that have been updated, where a buyer sets up new credentials immediately, may be hacked because of security vulnerabilities built into the security camera, virtual assistant, thermostat or other product.

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gearbrain.com

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