Just how secure is your home network? Its always been worth checking periodically to see what ports are accessible from outside using a free service such as Steve Gibsons Shields Up.

With more and more peripherals having direct access to the internet the risks of opening up your network to intrusion keep growing. Also, given the average user can't be expected to be an expert, the responsibility which should be falling on the shoulders of the manufacturers isn't being taken seriously by all.