Do you realize that your house too is an entire organization in its own? How? Well, the one thing that used to make an organization different from a house is that an organization had many systems connected to a router. And, if you look at the number of smart devices that homes have these days, you’ll realize what we are saying. Here’s a very basic list. 

  • There are at least 4-5 smartphones per family. 
  • Other gadgets include smart tvs, smart refrigerators, and even google home and Alexa. 
  • Ipads, gaming devices like xbox, laptops, security cameras, and computers.

So, if you ask on an average, a single modern house has no less than 10 different devices that use the internet. And every device that’s on the internet has software and is, thus, a computer. 

The more the devices, the more your house network will be susceptible to security vulnerabilities. And this is why cybersecurity techniques are extremely important to be followed at home too. The ones that have become basic needs in the current times since hackers have started focusing on home networks as much as businesses are listed below. 

  1. Installing Updates

An updated version of an application is the one that’s better than the previous version in a lot of ways. 

  • It’s less buggy since software developers keep finding bugs and fixing them. The debugged version is released for installation for the public to download. 
  • It has more and better features. 

So, when you install the updates, you’re discarding the older bugs that could have been exploited by hackers. So, be smart and never skip a single install. 

  1. Router Protection

Every single device on the web in a house uses the router to connect to the Wi-Fi. If the router is hacked, all the devices on that router are left vulnerable. Which is why you should adopt the following tactics. 

  • Check for updates manually since most routers are not updated automatically. And many others don’t even show a notification that a new update has been released. You have to keep an eye on it on your own. 
  • Don’t use a weak or default password for the router. It’s the one device that should be protected the most. 
  1. Strong Passwords

A strong password can be made by using 12-15 characters. Complexity is equally as important as length. So, use symbols, letters, and uppercase and lowercase letters to make the password complicated. 

To sum up, it’s your duty to protect your home devices from getting hacked. So, be smart and be aware.