2019 wrapped up with another data breach linked to a home security camera and smart device maker - Wyze Labs.  An internal accident leaving certain databases exposed for 23 days appears to be the source of this breach. Not only were those who purchased the product at a loss of their information, but a total of 2.4 million users, including family members who have received access to the camera system are at risk as well. 

The convenience of having virtual eyes on our property and children definitely has its benefits, but consumers should take precaution when shopping for various products and really assess the potential risks involved with having smart devices.  Practicing good cyber hygiene is always a proactive way of minimizing the damaging effect on a persons digital footprint.