As our houses become more digitized, there are more opportunities for hackers to break into our systems, either for pure mischief or for more nefarious purposes such as stealing our stuff.  Engineers designing the devices allowing us to control our thermostat or lights from our smart phone haven’t made security a top priority in the past, and hackers are expected to soon start exploiting that fact.

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Cyber-crime has always been a subject of much paranoia and fear in the digital age. From hacking emails to stealing entire identities to breaking into government systems, cyber-crime has become a high profile and media friendly crime. Yet, at the same time we’ve become a bit complacent to the existence of cyber-crime, perhaps putting too much faith in the devices that we use every single day to protect our information and selves.

 

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