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Tips to prevent your home security from being hacked

A new app, which we have decided to keep unnamed for the purposes of this article, features hundreds of home security cameras across North America, causing great concern among users online.

In Toronto, dozens of driveways, backyards, front entranceways are featured, and south of the border, cameras inside the home are displayed for public streaming.

When it comes to security tips, experts are saying to regularly change the password on the camera itself, and ensure it is a strong key combination that is different from the default password.

Similar practices are recommended for routers itself. Change your Wi-Fi network password, hide your network (SSID), and remember to set your router administrator credentials away from the default username/password.


Tech with home design in mind – Cityline

Digital media correspondent Winston Sih goes through his top picks, including a 4K SUHD TV from Samsung and a fridge from GE that also brews coffee!

As aired on Cityline, Thursday, March 10, 2016, on City.
Details at: http://www.winstonsih.com

As always, you can watch previous episodes of Cityline at Citytv.com, or via the City Video iOS or Android apps! Cityline airs 9 a.m. on City across Canada. Check Citytv.com for all television air times across the country.


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