How do you explain the security threats of smart home and IoT devices in private home networks to your technologically challenged peers?

Our modern tech-life creates more and more security and privacy threats. Most ordinary people have no idea about the implications which affect all of us. Everybody is installing hordes of connected smart devices like web cams, access-points, thermometers, speakers (e.g. Amazon Echo), light bulbs, etc. in their homes. But: Are they aware what it means to have all these devices that talk to the outside world?

The people from Kurzgesagt (“In a nutshell”), a German animation company that creates wonderful explanatory videos (check out their Youtube channel!), have created a nice video that we tech people can now share with our non-tech peers to educate them.

PRTG MONITORS YOUR NETWORK 24/7 TO TIMELY ALERT YOU TO ISSUES BEFORE THEY BECOME EMERGENCIES.

The video will still not enable mom and dad to fix these issues themselves (we still need to take care of that), but they are at least aware of the situtation!

PS: If you like how we think about IT and networks, check out our software PRTG Network Monitor which monitors uptime, usage and performance of networks.

Author: Dirk Paessler

Founder and CEO, Paessler AG

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