Our electronics and appliance manufacturers are desperately trying to turn all of their “dumb” products into “smart” ones by connecting them to the Internet – the new Internet of Things (IoT). And while dialing down your thermostat from the office and asking your portable speaker for today’s forecast is great, how can you trust that these devices aren’t spying on you or going rogue? In most cases, you can’t – which is why you need to wall them off from your computers

Today I’ll tell you how everyone can segregate these insecure devices using the WiFi router you already own. I’ll also tell you about a promising new project from Microsoft that may make future IoT devices much more secure, how Facebook is moving 1.5B users out from under GDPR protections, how services like 23andMe and Ancestry.com can be used to catch serial killers, and why the FBI may be lying about information “going dark”.

For Further Insight:
How to put your IoT devices on the guest network: http://firewallsdontstopdragons.com/the-s-in-iot-is-for-security/
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Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.