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03-07-2021, 08:56 PM
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How many 'smart' devices in your home?

On the back of another thread about the vulnerability of society as some big organisations fell victim to hacking, this news item may be of interest to some of you who have multiple 'smart' devices in their homes.

I guess the way to be as safe as is possible from hackers these days, is to ensure that user names and passwords are strong enough to defeat attempts at hacking:

https://news.sky.com/story/homes-fil...-week-12346825

Do you follow advice on security of 'smart' devices or do you not see the need to,
so seldom change passwords?
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03-07-2021, 09:06 PM
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Re: How many 'smart' devices in your home?

Of the few "smart" devices we may have in our home, I'm sure that I'm not classified as one of them.
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03-07-2021, 09:08 PM
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Re: How many 'smart' devices in your home?

The only smart device in our house is me Baz....
Does this laptop class as being smart though?
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Re: How many 'smart' devices in your home?

Originally Posted by DaveA ->
Of the few "smart" devices we may have in our home, I'm sure that I'm not classified as one of them.
Now that is a clever, 'smart' answer!
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03-07-2021, 09:12 PM
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Re: How many 'smart' devices in your home?

Originally Posted by OldGreyFox ->
The only smart device in our house is me Baz....
Does this laptop class as being smart though?
No, not another one!

I doubt the laptop comes into this category, OGF although with any computer error I often say, when a person blames the computer, "rubbish in, rubbish out". That usually gets a chuckle from whoever I am speaking to!
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Re: How many 'smart' devices in your home?

Originally Posted by OldGreyFox ->
The only smart device in our house is me Baz....
Does this laptop class as being smart though?


Hah, you beat me to it, Foxy.
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Re: How many 'smart' devices in your home?

Originally Posted by OldGreyFox ->
The only smart device in our house is me Baz....
Same here, Foxy, although the toaster and the kettle aren't far behind.
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03-07-2021, 09:16 PM
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Re: How many 'smart' devices in your home?

Originally Posted by Mups ->
Hah, you beat me to it, Foxy.
So that's three of you now!

Originally Posted by Harbal ->
Same here, Foxy, although the toaster and the kettle aren't far behind.
Edited to now read:
So that's four of you now!

Plus not overlooking to include a 'slow' toaster and kettle!
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03-07-2021, 09:40 PM
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Re: How many 'smart' devices in your home?

Katarina's prosthetic legs have micro processors in the knees. Would they be classed as smart devices? If they are and they get hacked I wonder if she'd start walking backwards instead of forwards or maybe dance the can can?
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03-07-2021, 09:47 PM
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Re: How many 'smart' devices in your home?

Originally Posted by Ullabi ->
Katarina's prosthetic legs have micro processors in the knees. Would they be classed as smart devices? If they are and they get hacked I wonder if she'd start walking backwards instead of forwards or maybe dance the can can?
I would never have thought that kind of technology would be used in that way, it seems there is not very much these days that doesn't use modern technology.

Hopefully Katrina wouldn't be affected in that way and walking backwards or it could be said she was getting nowhere fast! As for dancing the can-can, well that would be good, if of course that's what she wanted to do.
 
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