AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW)-- Apple watches, smart phones, tablets and drones these may be a few of your favorite things this holiday season. If you plan to give the gift of electronics make sure a grinch doesn't hack into your gifts.
"The drones have been on my list and the cell phone watches. I think I may buy a couple people those," said a Best Buy shopper.
According to the New York Post three the top 20 gifts this holiday season are electronics.
"They can get access from your bank account, your Facebook, your e-mails. What you can see they can see," warned Jennifer Mednez of Gadget Clinic.
"If you are the kind of person who constantly leaves their bluetooth on the discoverable mode or public WiFi then it's very hackable," Mednez said. She says one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself is to turn off your bluetooth in a public place.
Mednez also warns of using public WiFi. "Don't check your bank account or even Facebook," she said.
You also want to protect your child's tablet. Hackers can gain access to where your child is located if you don't clear out his or her browser history. Deleting you or your child's browser history is a simple way to protect yourself. Each gadget is different but you either want to go into the app itself to clear it or to settings to do it.
Finally, make sure you change your device's password from the factory setting password. It should be at least eight characters with numbers, symbols, upper and lowercase letters.