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Considering buying a smart device? To protect your security, ask yourself these five questions

Iain Nash, PhD candidate, writes on cybersecurity for The Conversation.

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Iain Nash, PhD Candidate at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, has written an article in The Conversation on the five questions that should be considered when buying any smart device. In the article he states, "Houses are getting smarter: smart thermostats manage our heating, while smart fridges can monitor our food consumption and help us order groceries. Some houses even have smart doorbells that tell us who is on our doorstep." He continues, "While these smart devices are certainly convenient, they can also present security risks. Any device with an internet connection can be compromised and taken over by attackers."

Read the full article in The Conversation.

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