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Tuesday | July 26, 2016

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CNBC | By Daniel Bukszpan –┬áREFRIGERATORS

Domingo Guerra, co-founder and president of Appthority, a security, data loss and privacy risk company, said that “smart” refrigerators, whose connected calendars do things like remind the owner to change the baking soda, can expose the owner’s username and password. That’s all that a hacker needs to access the “Forgot my password” feature on a bank website.

“To prevent the risk of hacking, users should only use trusted and secure internet connections, strong passwords, different passwords for each account and device and, if possible, not the main user’s email,” Guerra said. “Our primary email is our most important account we own, so it should not share a password with any other account.”

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