A Which? investigation exposes poorly-made smart plugs that could not only put your privacy and security at risk, but your physical safety, too.
Following a Which? report in 2019 on the cheap security cameras inviting hackers into your home, the NCSC has published guidance outlining important steps to safeguard privacy and personal data.
Which? welcomes this 'critical first step' towards safeguarding what are often poorly designed products that put user security and privacy at risk, and has worked closely with the DCMS – the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, since 2014 to help put these measures in place.
There are many connected devices on the market that lack basic security measures, making them susceptible to hacking. In response to this threat the government has launched a new code of practice to ensure that connected products are ‘secure by design’.
Mobile phone provider Vodafone is getting into smart-home tech with the V-Auto, V-Bag and V-pet, designed to keep track of your most prized possessions.