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Smart TV security secrets to keep your family safe

Smart TV security secrets to keep your family safe
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This year, our love for "Internet of Things" continues to grow. Smart thermostats, smart routers, smart coffee pots, smart appliances, smart lights, smart TVs and more smart gadgets are becoming more numerous and less expensive. They're poised to take over the market and your home.

While smart gadgets have a lot of benefits, such as communicating with each other to make your life easier or allowing for control when you aren't at home, there's one huge minus. If you've been paying attention to Komando.com this last year, you already know that the big flaw with IoT gadgets is security.

Many smart gadgets have little to no security or poorly executed security. That gives hackers a foothold into your house and a chance to steal your information. And one gadget to keep an especially close eye on is your smart TV.

Smart TVs are nice because you can watch internet videos without needing a third-party gadget. However, they also leave the door open for malicious apps, attacks on your network, and data-gathering from manufacturers.

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