Houses have wireless key entry, they have thermostats which can be programmed from your smart phone. You don’t have to use your credit card any more because you can store the card information on your phone. I don’t do that. It gets me frightened that if I lose my phone, and I lose it all of the time, then some stranger has access to my entire financial and home life. I don’t do it.
I worry enough about the vulnerability of my in home network. I run antivirus software, but I tell you, every once in a while the antivirus stuff causes issues of it’s own. When I am reading articles about the latest advances in technology, I love it when I run across one like this. I am going to have to try to save this one, take a look:
“Digitally securing the home used to mean buying antivirus computer software and avoiding malicious links in email inboxes.
Locking down the connected home of the future, with televisions, thermostats, light bulbs and refrigerators all trying to talk to each other, likely won’t be that simple.
Norton, the cybersecurity software brand owned by Symantec, is taking a stab at remedying a part of that new vulnerability, launching a Wi-Fi router designed to protect the connected home and its devices from bad guys.
The Norton Core [pictured above, left], introduced Tuesday ahead of the press events that precede the kickoff of CES in Las Vegas, scans every packet of data it sends and receives for malware, viruses and intrusions.
If a device that tries to connect to the network has known vulnerabilities, the router quarantines it on a segregated network and sends an alert to its owner.
A security score feature is designed to provide a dashboard displaying the safety of the network. Norton Core also comes with embedded parental controls. The router can support network speeds of up to 2.5 gigabits of data per second, and is powered by a 1.7 GHz processor.
The device, starting at $199, is available for pre-orders in North America on Tuesday, with shipment expected in the summer. It comes with one year of security software protection for up to 20 smartphones, tablets, and computers, and unlimited “internet of things” connected home devices.”
quoted from http://www.toptechnews.com/article/index.php?story_id=010000B9H27O author Matt Daily
I think I would like to have one of these in my home, and perhaps one for the store as well.
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