In a year that’s left many of us spending more time at home than ever, it should be no surprise that “homesteaders” are becoming tech-savvy as can be. It’s even estimated that the home automation market will grow 40 percent through 2021. The holiday season is another testament to that, with the most-anticipated tech gifts comprising home amenities that’ll ramp up smart home living.
But with these new technologies also comes new cybersecurity responsibility, because every new piece of tech is a new target for cybercriminals.
This is why the team at Norton dug into the data to find out just what gadgets and gizmos are at the top of everyone’s holiday wishlists. While they were at it, they couldn’t resist compiling a fewpointers for how to secure those new devices. It’s all summed up in the infographic below, including security tips on location tracking, voice command safety, the dangers of Wi-Fi auto-join, software updates and much more.