By Catherine Powell
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Smart devices have been touted as being a boon to consumers. Smart refrigerators cannot only tell you when you're running low on milk, they can help you place your order for more. Smart thermostats allow you to change the temperature of your home from nearly anywhere on the planet. Smart locks will unlock your door without having to fumble for your keys. What's not to like? Well, it turns out that there's a hidden dark cloud in the smart silver lining. What many security consultants now say is that most smart devices are vulnerable to hacking that can compromise your home, your data, and more. Before you purchase a smart device, here are some things you need to consider.