Dangers, Risks, and Security Problems

You may have heard the phrase “your health is your wealth.” It’s one of the reasons the US spent over $3.2 trillion on healthcare in 2015 alone.

With so much money floating around, it’s only natural that a lot of businesses have entered the healthcare market—including technology companies.

Medical technology sometimes feels dated, but companies are intent on dragging those devices into the 21st century. And while internet connectivity might seem like a great feature to have, there are some real dangers and issues that could surprise you.

What Are Medical Devices?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines a medical device as “any instrument, […]

How to Turn Your Amazon Echo Into a Smart Home Security System

You’ve been using it for playing music, calling your friends, or just checking the weather. But your Amazon Echo is far more powerful than that. Not only can it form the hub of a smart home, your Amazon Echo (Dot, Spot, Show, whatever) can also act as the control point for a number of home security appliances.

All of this means that you can use your Amazon Echo and Alexa as a home security system.

Get Started: Safely Position Your Amazon Echo

Before you begin connecting hardware to your Amazon Echo to communicate directly with Alexa, it’s a good idea to make sure […]

How to Know If Your Baby Monitor Is a Security Threat to Your Family

Keeping your children safe is one of your ultimate goals in life. It sure is for me. But at the end of a long day, you want to put them to bed and sit down with a nice cold one. If you have an infant, there’s a good chance you also have a baby monitor. Hearing those little movements, those tiny coughs and gurgles let you know the small one is secure.

In the old days, your baby monitor was audio-only, using a radio frequency for its connection. But modern baby monitors are online, networked, available through your smartphone, with videos […]