Cujo, the smart firewall to protect the smart home

Protects all devices connected to the home wi-fi network from viruses and malware. It uses machine learning to learn about the behavior of IoT objects

Most of the hi-tech objects that put users' data at risk are the always-connected Internet of Things, whose presence is growing in our homes and which are often lacking the right security measures.

So, it becomes essential to find a way to protect oneself from these dangerous and constant violations and a company had a brilliant idea: a firewall that can defend all connected devices. Cujo is a device, with a nice look and shaped like a cylinder, which works by shielding the Wi-Fi network used by IoT objects, thus increasing their level of security. There are, in fact, many pitfalls for all those who choose to modernize their homes.

IoT devices: a network of very fragile objects

Compromised IoT objects are often "enlisted" by hackers to commit other breaches as well. As in the case of botnets, networks of infected devices that carry out large-scale cyber attacks on command. Not only laptops, PCs and smartphones, but every connected device in the house can end up in the hands of hackers.

Cujo, a firewall that uses machine learning

Turning to the Cujo firewall, the "magic" cylinder helps protect users' data by blocking attempts to access the Wi-Fi network of the house to which all other IoT objects are connected. Cujo uses machine learning to learn the behavior of connected devices and if it notices any anomaly it stops the threat. In addition, it is also capable of "improving" itself over time.

Protects against viruses and malware

The results of the scans are sent to users' mobile devices via the special application made available by the startup. Here you will also be able to override blocking decisions made directly by the firewall. But what threats does Cujo protect against? From what we can guess, the device is able to stop malware, viruses and other types of computer intrusions.

How to Protect Yourself

As seen, protection is essential to keep hackers away. It is good, in this regard, to remember to check the reliability of passwords of IoT devices in the house. An object without the right security measures risks ending up in the network of Shodan, a search engine that collects "free" IoT objects.