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Without safeguards, smart home vulnerable

Jun 08, 2014 - Chicago Tribune (Illinois)

Smart technology can perform all sorts of tasks in our homes.

Turn on our lights. Unlock our doors. Crank up our thermostats.

And quite possibly, give someone access to our valuables or bank accounts.

The rise of smart technology worries cybersecurity expert Jerry Irvine, who believes many homeowners are unknowingly trading security for convenience when they install smart gadgets or systems in their homes.

"You should be concerned enough not to do it, or to pay somebo...