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2/4/2019
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6 Security Tips Before You Put a Digital Assistant to Work

If you absolutely have to have Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant in your home, heed the following advice.
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1. Change the Default Password on Your Wi-Fi Router
Forrester's DeMartine advises consumers to start by changing the default password on their Wi-Fi routers. You don't want to only be using the default password from your ISP, especially if you plan to make purchases via your digital assistant. In fact, once you change the default password on your Wi-Fi router, change your Amazon or Google password to something much stronger. The strongest passwords are unique to you and ones you can remember.
Image Source: Adobe Stock: Oleksandr Delyk

1. Change the Default Password on Your Wi-Fi Router

Forrester's DeMartine advises consumers to start by changing the default password on their Wi-Fi routers. You don't want to only be using the default password from your ISP, especially if you plan to make purchases via your digital assistant. In fact, once you change the default password on your Wi-Fi router, change your Amazon or Google password to something much stronger. The strongest passwords are unique to you and ones you can remember.

Image Source: Adobe Stock: Oleksandr Delyk

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michaelmaloney
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2/21/2019 | 1:24:26 AM
Too complacent too dangerous
Sometimes consumers are just too complacent about the ready benefits that are being laid out in front of them. Every individual surely knows how to take advantage of each and every single one of them without considering the possible implications underneath. They are willing to forgo any potential risks because somehow the era of IT today has given them the trust they need.
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2/19/2019 | 1:50:29 AM
Beware the Coming of the Robot Age
I would g et an Alexa or AI for the house just to test it out and have a little bit of fun with it. But I'm also a little worried what might happen if I really leave the management of my house up to this little device. It's not so much about the security of it, but about the age of the robots and all that! Haha!
t_madison
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2/18/2019 | 3:26:51 AM
Good advice
Thanks for the advice, it is very useful.
jgallman
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2/8/2019 | 9:23:31 AM
Grammar please!
You lose me when the very first sentence is as poorly constructed as this one is.  Her should be their.
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