Secure your smart speaker

Smart speakers, like any internet-connected device, can potentially be a threat to your privacy. They are always listening for the "wake word" to activate and respond to your commands, and this means that they are constantly processing and storing data, including recordings of your voice.

If you use a smart speaker, it is important to be aware of the potential privacy risks and to take steps to protect yourself. Here are some things you can do:

  • Choose a reputable brand: Look for a smart speaker from a reputable brand that has a good track record for security and privacy.
  • Review privacy settings: Check the privacy settings on your smart speaker and adjust them as needed. For example, you may be able to turn off voice recognition or delete recordings of your voice.
  • Keep the software up to date: Make sure your smart speaker is running the latest software version, which will often include security updates and bug fixes.
  • Secure your home network: Make sure your home Wi-Fi network is secure and password-protected, and consider using a separate guest network for your smart devices.
  • Be mindful of what you say: Remember that anything you say within range of your smart speaker could potentially be recorded and stored, so be mindful of what you say and who is around when you use it.

By taking these steps, you can help minimize the potential privacy risks associated with using a smart speaker.