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Consumers concerned about connected home privacy, still few implement safety practices

35% of US citizens are worried that threat actors may be able to obtain authorized access to their home network by hacking into smart devices, a new ESET survey found. Despite these concerns, just 20% of respondents try to find out how data is collected, stored and shared by smart home manufacturers before purchasing an Internet-of-things (IoT) device.

Furthermore, a majority of survey respondents failed to take basic steps to improve their smart home security such as changing their router password (57% did not do this or did not know) or turning off data-collecting features they are not using (61% did not do this or did not know).

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