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0950, 13 Feb 23

Hackers Target Home Devices

It amazes me how many people take so little interest in securing devices like these. They seem to think that they are not able to be hacked. Here’s a rule of thumb… if it’s online, it can be hacked. If it’s not online, it can still be hacked, but the hacker needs physical access.

‘Digital burglaries’ where hackers virtually enter households via smart doorbells and webcams to snoop and steal are becoming more common, experts have warned.


Everything from thermostats to webcams, speakers and doorbells provides a way for cyber criminals to spy on families and steal data and money.


Experts told that hackers regard the devices as easy prey, and use them for everything from theft to stalking to screaming abuse at victims through their own doorbells.







0950, 13 February 2023


  1. dad29

    So let me get this straight: you PAY a bunch of money to install a device allowing burglars and hackers to access your belongings and bank accounts?


  2. Mar

    All the security I need are my dogs.
    Don’t need that digital crap

  3. Tuerqas

    Dogs and a Kukri, a katana, two other straight swords and 3 heavy knives sprinkled strategically through the house. Guns are great, but in the country dark I prefer blades. I have pretty good night vision.

  4. dad29

    How does one ‘sprinkle’ dogs?

  5. Tuerqas

    With a hose

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