The common problem is the default passcode that comes with each device when you buy it (think ‘password123’). If a scammer can access your Wi-Fi then they can start guessing the passcodes to access the devices that connect to it. They use tricks like looking at pictures on your social media feeds to learn which specific devices you have in your home. Once they have that, a quick search on Google helps them retrieve the manufacturer’s standard code and away they go.
We don’t expect our members to have all these devices but pick out those you do and use this nudge to go and protect them.
You can read a longer version of this advice by our friends at Readers Digest.