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glad we dont have a :smart" refridgerator, TV

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Hacking into your home: TVs, refrigerators could be portal to most sensitive info

Forget doors and windows, the easiest way for a crook to break into your home may be through the stainless steel refrigerator in your kitchen, or the big screen TV in the living room.

Modern appliances are increasingly connected to the Internet, and each presents a potential path for savvy hackers to enter your home virtually and steal your identity, bank and credit card information and any other personal information they can use to line their pockets and leave you in the lurch, experts warn. The problem, they say, is that the technology that makes your house smarter - allowing communication between appliances, and even remote operation of everyday devices linked to home networks - has increased faster than the security measures needed to make it safe.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/18/hacking-into-your-home-tvs-refrigerators-could-be-portal-to-most-sensitive-info/

 
 
 

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Bought large kitchen appliances at a restaurant kitchen appliances auction. Big stainless steel refrigerator and freezer that will last for like ever since it won't be used in a commercial restaurant setting but for home use. Don't have a TV and haven't had one in my home since 27 years ago so that is not a issue. Still use one of those AT&T long corded touch tone telephones too. I have a cell phone for when i am on the road but I rarely use it and only for a few minutes at most for a call and when not in use it stays in my magnetic case that prevents scanning of the phone so phone data cannot be stolen. I also use the CHADDER app on my cell if i need to send a text message. I also use D-Vasive Pro Anti Spy app on my cell.

I do have a PC camera but is covered at all times when not in use. The imbedded mic on my screen is plugged with wax and if i need to use a mic I plug one in to my mic jack on the PC.

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my wife doesnt trust the mic and camera on her pc so she coveres it up as well with black electrical tape.

 
 
 

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