Tuesday Tip: Smart Watches are a Security Risk!


The world of wearable tech is expanding rapidly. Augmented reality headsets, smart watches, and smart insoles literally have consumers covered from head to toe. However, you may not realize you are wearing a security risk. What happens if your watch is compromised?

This device travels with you and connects to multiple networks throughout the day. Is it as secure as a mobile phone or laptop? What can you do to protect your home and business networks? Today’s tip is setting up a wireless guest network at your house and office for all your smart devices and wearable tech. This will keep your network free of potential threats from devices without built in security.

Patrick Tallon: Patrick is a Client Manager with Network 1, where he works with clients to help maintain their networks, software and hardware, and troubleshoot and solve any issues as they arise. His background includes experience in system administration, and he is a former student of the University of North Florida.

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