Spearfish residents reminded to secure home internet networks

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SPEARFISH, S.D. — Residents of Spearfish are being reminded to take precautions to secure home wireless internet networks to protect devices from getting hacked or personal information stolen.

The Spearfish Police Department recently responded to calls involving an individual parking outside of residences, and it is believed the individual was seeking unsecured wireless networks to utilize from the vehicle.

“People typically have a number of wireless devices connected to their home networks, ranging from our phones and computers to voice assistants and smart appliances, and if your network is unprotected, any device within range can use that internet connection,” said

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