Here are some technology devices you should not buy to avoid getting frustrated.
1. Cheap security camera
If you are trying to protect your home from illegal intruders, don’t save money when choosing to buy a security camera. Cheap surveillance devices are often not well secured, leaving you vulnerable to remote attacks, not to mention the fact that you can also be monitored by hackers through your own cameras.
Not long ago, security researchers from Bitdefender and PCMag discovered a serious vulnerability in the baby monitor – iBaby Monitor M6S, allowing hackers to monitor life, steal images. , saved videos and even your personal information.
iBaby CCTV camera has a serious vulnerability. Photo: Internet
Most hackers do not track the location of the baby sleeping, most likely they target the parents, the information displayed on the computer… From a monitoring aid device to become a master monitoring tool core.
Cybersecurity experts say that if camera owners do not change the default username or password, they will face many unpredictable dangers, easily being monitored remotely.
According to Mashable, for as little as $28, you can buy software that allows you to penetrate Internet-connected CCTV cameras.
Meanwhile, high-quality security cameras are often equipped with genuine sensors and are integrated with many smart features, such as automatic motion detection, data encryption, integration with smartphones. ..
2. Avoid using unbranded smartphone models
Most low-cost, unbranded smartphones often have many security problems, such as MyPhone’s MYA2 model. The device runs on an outdated Android platform, without operating system updates and patches.
Besides, users should also stay away from fake iPhone models with a price of about 2-3 million VND. Most of these devices come pre-installed with the AdUps backdoor, a notorious Chinese software that has been detected on 43 smartphone brands, including Lenovo, ZTE, BLU, Archos, etc.
A fake iPhone model was bought by Motherboard PV in China. Photo: Motherboard
3. Cheap laptops
If you need a laptop at the moment, skip the 12-inch MacBook. Not because the product is weak or contains security holes, instead, the machine often encountered technical errors that caused the company to stop production in mid-2019.
Currently refurbished or new 12-inch MacBooks are on sale for less than $759, a pretty cheap price for MacBooks, but they’re not worth the money.
Note, when buying used laptops, you should choose reputable sellers and clear warranty policies. In the case of financial abundance, users should buy a new laptop to get the best experience, however, you should buy a laptop according to your needs instead of listening to the advice of a consultant.
4. Cheap smartwatches
Smartwatches have now become quite popular and are sold a lot on e-commerce sites, however, not all products work well. Most cheap (unbranded) products often come with many security risks, for example, smartwatches for children of GreaSmart, Jsbaby, SmarTurtle…
Most cheap smartwatch models are usually from China and use the default password of 12345. This means that hackers only need a few simple software to be able to jailbreak the device.
If you are thinking of buying a smartwatch for your child, don’t save money or you will put them in danger.
Cheap smartwatch GreaSmart.