Once again, these aren't foolproof methods that can guarantee your connected home's security. There really aren't any. "If a professional hacker really wants to hack a smart home," says Hu, "then it would be very difficult to protect. The devices are becoming interconnected and increasingly smarter, which just means that they have more functionalities and are more vulnerable." But there are basic steps within the technological reach of the average user that can help deter the unskilled hacker.
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