Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Too Smart for their Own Good?

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From Bradley Mitchell, your Guide to Wireless/Networking

The next time you bring home a new television, be aware that some smart TVs can listen in to your conversations and send that data to strangers. Network gadgets are sometimes too smart for their own good.

Home Networking for Internet Television and Video

While home networks traditionally have just connected PCs, an array of consumer gadgets like smartphones, game consoles, and handhelds are also now commonly networked to each other and to the Internet. Watching televised video is one of the most popular usages of these connected consumer devices.

Introduction to Wireless Smart Meters
Many utility companies around the world have been busy installing a new generation of residential devices called smart meters. These units monitor a home’s energy (or water) use and are capable of communicating with other remote devices to share data and respond to commands (like, shut off your water perhaps).
Search Related Topics:  home automation  zigbee 

What Is Remote Access to Computer Networks?
In computer networking, remote access is the capability to log into a system without being physically present at its keyboard. Remote access is commonly used on corporate computer networks but can also be utilized on home networks. But be careful - hackers can break through remote access systems, too.
Search Related Topics:  remote computer access  vnc 

How Secure Is a Wireless Computer Network?

Unfortunately, no computer network is truly secure. It's always theoretically possible for eavesdroppers to view or "snoop" the traffic on any network, and it's often possible to add or "inject" unwelcome traffic as well. However, some networks are built and managed much more securely than others. For both wired and wireless networks alike, the real question to answer becomes - is it secure enough?

Search Related Topics:  wi-fi network security  wep  wpa

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