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Rainmaker
689,717
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Shee-it. I not only do not have those, I have little Post-its over every computer and smart TV aperture in my house.

Jul 03, 2019 01:12 PM
Rainer
226,564
Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

We are all insecure. Make your financial status have three silos that do not intertwine- don't link accounts, don't duplicate passwords, check them on a schedule as you would the thermostat in your house

Jul 03, 2019 01:17 PM
Rainmaker
735,315
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I covered our house in tin foil so we're safe.

Jul 03, 2019 05:17 PM
Ambassador
4,111,045
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

They are always listening, feel sorry for the person who has to sort out all that boring conversation in the recordings.

Jul 03, 2019 02:17 PM
Rainmaker
2,773,515
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not feel anything is truly secure.  We do the best we can but at the end of the day - the information is there and if the bad guys want it they will find a way in. 

Jul 03, 2019 06:59 PM
Rainmaker
4,911,019
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no smart home devices in my home..... "old school".....I usually don't lock my doors....

Jul 03, 2019 04:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,272,312
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Even without such things, security of every type is a concern. Be informed. Stay aware.  Buy a "bomb shelter". The "survival"  options are truly "out there".

Jul 03, 2019 01:34 PM
Rainmaker
207,812
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I have two Blink cameras. One in the front and one in the back. I also have two wireless thermostats. So far I have not had any issues with security. I am sure if some skilled hacker wanted to atack me they probably could. But in all honesty, my information is everywhere. At my bank, my online accounts, my broker's account, my website, Facebook, Google, etc. All I can do is be diligent and watch for problems.

Jul 03, 2019 01:11 PM
Ambassador
3,939,329
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Good awareness. I have none of these so at least not worried about that security problem. Online is another matter.

Jul 03, 2019 01:10 PM
Rainmaker
748,440
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't know if personal information is ever secure. It's why we have an Identity Theft program. I would never have an Alexa type device in my house.

Jul 04, 2019 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,493,598
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Office only - ADT.

Jul 04, 2019 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,959,338
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

At this point, everything has already been hacked. I have a great camera system and it is for my protection, preventive and great when you need crystal clear footage.

Jul 04, 2019 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
2,936,511
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Where there are risks, there are rewards.

Jul 04, 2019 03:11 AM
Rainmaker
551,698
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

We have a couple of them even if we didn't,  I don't think our or any ones  personal information is completely secure. 

Jul 03, 2019 07:35 PM
Rainmaker
916,487
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I've never purchased them because you are being hacked and watched, guarantee it will eventually occur. I'm the smart-home-owner; I'm the brain, the motherboard...etc.

Jul 03, 2019 07:14 PM
Rainer
227,112
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have a Ring Doorbell. I am not sure about personal information I have given them to be hacked. I know it is always a possibility though.

Jul 03, 2019 06:24 PM
Rainmaker
3,204,054
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I help keep my information secure but not having any of the devices you mentioned 

Jul 03, 2019 05:27 PM
Rainmaker
750,678
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What an incredible question.

The question reveals who is:

Risk oblivious
Risk tolerant
Risk intolerant
Risk DEFIANT!

5th generation is ALL about embedding sensors in EVERYTHING. Everything, with the growth of IoT, can watch. listen, predict, adjust and even tell you what you are thinking. And for some, I must add, this would be an improvement.

SO if one keeps their eyes on their own paper, in toady's world, which 'risker' are they?

I own an Eq380 that has RF spectrum analysis. That means it can find bugs and hidden cameras and those things emitting RF or even WI-FI or BlueTooth signals. Yep I can even intercept the signals from you key fob to your ride. Everything has the capacity to SPY on you. So, if you are feeling a little paranoid, think someone, something is watching you....you are right.

And it doesn't delete that stuff.

The same technology used in 5th Gen cellular is used by the military to disrupt the physology of the human cell structure for riot/crowd dispersion. It leterrally makes the flesh feel as if on fire and the crowd disperses. And we are about to be saturated in lower levels but unbroken exposure duration...

It is good advise to be aware and knowledgeable about this technology promise that comes with a bag of surprises.

My advise regarding 'security' is to take measures to make sure they find the decoy you and not the one that can be harmed.

Jul 03, 2019 05:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,017,440
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't have any of those and so I feel my pesonal information is secure!

Jul 03, 2019 01:32 PM
Rainmaker
4,358,946
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, we never have...

Jul 03, 2019 12:58 PM
Rainmaker
5,310,483
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good alert to share.

Jul 03, 2019 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
398,906
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

We do have Alexa and enjoy using it. If someone is actually listening and finds value in our conversations about aesthetics or banter about whether or not the dog got fed, or other such things, it's not overly concerning for me. If someone "wants" to know what's going on in your home there are lots of ways it can be done with or without such devices as Alexa, Ring etc.

Best to simply dance like nobody's watching regardless if they are or not and enjoy the ride.

 

Jul 04, 2019 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,066,602
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

No, I live in condo, we don't use cameras.

Jul 04, 2019 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
423,786
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

It is not the hackers we need to worry about as much as the profiles being created about us as these companies share our data. These profiles are being used to influence our decision making process which is dangerous for society overall. Once they know what influences our decicion making process they can manipulate society as a whole. Big tech censorship is just a blip on the radar compared to the manipulation of our thought process.

Jul 04, 2019 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
2,856,166
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Security, even in our home, is long gone.    

Jul 04, 2019 02:17 AM
Ambassador
1,980,190
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Hi there, I think my information is just to secure with these devices as it is with any other Internet device.

Jul 03, 2019 08:07 PM
Ambassador
3,232,785
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We have all of the above - no real personal information has been shared and if someone wants to listen to our kitchen conversations, I could care less.

Is anyone really 'safe' from invasion of their privacy? 

Jul 04, 2019 09:17 PM
Rainmaker
618,843
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I could never use any of those devices that could have more information about me than I can remember. Its just wrong

Jul 04, 2019 12:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,220,602
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

LOL!  There is a reason I don't allow them in the house.  Saw today that Alexa doesn't delete your info and shares it freely.  Amazon even had "quality control" people that would listen to commands to make sure they were processed correctly.

 

Nest thermostats had a hidden camera inside that allowed prior homeowners to spy on new owners.

Jul 03, 2019 03:41 PM
Rainmaker
990,791
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

There's a fine line between convenience and security. We prefer the latter!

Jul 04, 2019 09:34 AM
Rainmaker
700,186
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

The more wireless networked devices are integrated into your overall network, the less your information becomes secure as you are subjected to the weakest device in the bunch. And you don't know which one it is.

Jul 04, 2019 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
793,306
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I do not have a smart home device.  Too many issues concerning lack of privacy. With my smartphone, I already have enough concerns.

Jul 04, 2019 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,104,545
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I wonder how much information we are giving up with some of these apps.

 

Jul 10, 2019 09:45 AM
Rainmaker
729,725
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, not at all - I think Alexa is listening all the time.

Jul 05, 2019 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,046,463
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nothing is 100% secure this days. 

Jul 05, 2019 01:18 AM
Ambassador
1,624,525
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We go an Amazon Echo for Christmas but felt it was too creepy.

Jul 04, 2019 10:53 AM