Imagine a cyber-attack on one of your devices at home. Which one among your devices you think would be most vulnerable? Your smart phone? Surely that’s among the most popular device that can be found in every modern home. But this is one of the cases where your intuition would fail you. Statistically speaking, smartphones don’t even make the top five of the most vulnerable devices. The rest 95 percent will surely surprise you. Now that you know that your smartphone is comparatively safe, it’s time to see that other equally essential devices might not be as secure.

 

1. Your home network-attached storage (NAS)

Chief among the most vulnerable devices at your home, for a few years now, is network-attached storage (NAS). This is a type of storage that allows users to have their own cloud at home. Given the importance of data people store in their clouds, it’s sobering to realize that a NAS is among the most vulnerable devices out. Fortunately, that particular NAS “weakness” usually comes down to two things: people still use NAS hardware even after it loses support, and they fail to apply security updates. Both can be rectified by purchasing a new NAS and maintaining the old ones.

 

2. Your smart TV

At a close second, we find smart TVs. In recent years, they’ve become more powerful and can give criminals a solid platform to launch attacks.

 

3. Routers

We also find routers in the top five — you know, those devices that are supposed to guard our entire home network. Some manufacturers never publish a single security patch for their routers, and users rarely manually upgrade routers.

 

4. IP cameras

The dire vulnerability of IP cameras should also be a point of contention. It’s a literal window into our homes, and “vulnerable” is not a word we should hear when talking about this technology.

 

5. Media players

Media players are also a problem because they have a lot of personal information, and they’re among the frequently used devices in most households.

Vulnerable devices are all around us. It’s partly our jobs, as consumers, to make sure they’re safe by taking better care of them and using smart routers that can protect an entire network, preventing and even stopping attacks before they can do any damage.

 

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