Today more and more people are beginning to take advantage of the always-on feature of broadband technologies. This makes a lot of sense; however, users need to be aware of the risks associated with connecting in-home appliances to the outside world. First and foremost, they are exposing their private network to a variety of security risks. Breaches on a home network could result in any of the following:
Introduction of viruses
Loss or damage of files stored on DVD players, set-top boxes, and desktop PCs
Breach of personal privacy
Pirating and distribution of sensitive information to unauthorized recipients
Consequently, owners of home networks connecting to the Internet should always treat ...