February 2020

Found 2 blog entries for February 2020.

Downsizing is a big step for a lot of seniors and, for many, it can be a hard change to make. To help make the transition easier, I asked real estate agents to share their best tips for how to handle this process. Read on below to see what they had to say.

Take an inventory of your current space

“My top tip for clients looking to downsize is not only take inventory of your home and the items you want to keep, but to also take an inventory of the space you actually use.

For example, if you have a formal dining area but never use it, or perhaps have multiple spare bedrooms that don't see guests, then you can remove these items from your search in your next home—even if it means letting go of a special piece of furniture.”

Danielle M.

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Security researchers discovered a vulnerability in the Philips Hue smart bulbs that may allow hackers to infiltrate a home’s network.

Cybersecurity firm Check Point revealed the exploit through a blog post, where it detailed the method of attack that hackers may use to take advantage of the bug.

The first step in the hack, which is made possible by a remote exploit in the ZigBee low-power wireless protocol that is used on many smart home devices, is for the hacker to take control of one Philips Hue smart bulbs. By adjusting the bulb’s color and brightness, the victim will be tricked into thinking that it is glitching out.

The smart bulb will appear as “unreachable” in the Philips Hue control app, so the victim will likely try to reset it by

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