They have come after your computer, your phone, and your car.
Now hackers are increasingly going to take target at your home, an IBM security expert told Tech Insider.
As more devices in our homes become connected to the internet, we can expect to see cyber criminals turn their attention to attacking common devices that at one point posed no threat.
Think thermometers, refrigerators, security cameras, and TVs.
For example, if a hacker can installs so-called ransomware on your smart thermometer he could potentially take control of the temperature in your house until you pay a demanded amount of money.
Another way a criminal might exploit your smart home devices is by hacking into your security camera to learn your schedule and then rob you when you are at work.
While there’s no sure way to keep all of your smart home devices protected yet, there are a few simple steps you can take to help keep your home and family safe.