How to stop your smart plug from giving hackers access to devices on your WiFi network


A file photo of a smart plug (left). According to a recent blog post from security firm A&O IT, a security analysis of two smart home plugs revealed that they could be manipulated to gain access to the network they were connected to by stealing the WiFi login and password. — Amazon

Smart home devices can make our lives a lot easier thanks to automated actions that can be activated remotely using a smartphone or based on a schedule.

However, occasionally security flaws are revealed, that can potentially allow hackers to take control of their smart home devices – most recently through a security flaw in smart plugs.

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