Securing Your Smart TV Connection
An intelligent TV’s convenience also brings with it the need for security. Your smart TV is vulnerable to potential risks like any other internet-connected device. Here are some guidelines for protecting your connection to your smart TV:
- Modify your network’s default password. Hackers can easily guess the default password that most routers have. Create a strong password that is exclusive to your Wi-Fi network.
- Update the software on your TV frequently. Security patches are commonly included in updates to safeguard your TV against potential risks.
- With personal information, exercise caution. Unless necessary, avoid entering private information into your TV apps.
- Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) if you can. By encrypting your internet connection, a VPN can aid in data protection.
As important as protecting your computer or smartphone is protecting your intelligent TV connection.