Buy your smart devices from big-name manufacturers.
Check the permissions you’ve automatically granted your smart devices when you first installed them.
Change default settings and passwords and turn on two-factor authentication.
Update smart devices regularly.
Keep your smart devices on a separate network from other devices, like laptops and smartphones (that way, if a hacker compromises your smart device, they won’t also gain access to your primary devices).
Read the user agreement to figure out what data your wearable tech collects about you.
Change the default privacy settings on the wearable plus the associated app or website account. Turn off location tracking.
Lock your wearable with a password to protect your data.
Run the latest updates as soon as they become available.
Delete personal data from old devices before you get rid of them.
Robocalls and Spam Calls
Use your carrier’s call-blocking tools. Download a call-blocking app. Use your phone’s “Do Not Disturb” feature to have calls that come in during specific hours go to voicemail. Remember that just because a call looks like it’s
coming from a local number, that doesn’t mean that it is.
Don’t respond to questions with affirmatives. If you get a call from a company or a government agency you weren’t expecting, hang up and ring them back using a number you find on their official website.
Don’t respond to requests to press a specific button after you answer a call.