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How To Prevent Hackers From Hacking Your Home

How To Prevent Hackers From Hacking Your Home

How To Prevent Hackers From Hacking Your Home

With many home appliances having internet connected features to make them “smart”, the risk of some hacker taking over those smart devices in the home increases.  In many cases hackers take over important functions of business or government computer systems and demand payment in exchange for releasing those systems back into the owner’s control.  It is not hard to envision something similar happening more frequently to homeowners who increasingly are relying on smart features in their home devices.  This article provides tips for homeowners to secure their home thereby making it less likely they fall victim to a hacker.

Start With The Basics

Physical security is not just for keeping the inside of a home safe, physical security can also help keep a home’s network safe.  Peeping Toms are not all out there looking to get an eyeful of someone, sometimes they are looking to see if they can spot credit card numbers, network passwords, social security numbers sitting out in the open.  No breaking and entering needed.  If someone can get see the network password, credit card numbers, bank account numbers or other sensitive information it is not hard to steal from that person at that point.  Homeowners should not be leaving that information out in the open.  That means no network passwords on sticky notes out in the open where anyone walking by can see it.  

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October 2020 Greater Cincinnati Luxury Real Estate Market Report

The median price of luxury homes sold in the Greater Cincinnati real estate market trended down from September 2020.  Home sales increased but overall inventory decreased.  There are a number of market factors that look to impact luxury home sales going into the future.  Increased demand for work from home and more desire for homes away from downtown areas are changing the current demand metric.  Whether that holds over the long term remains to be seen.

September 2020 Greater Cincinnati Luxury Real Estate Market Report

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