Late last year management consultancy conducted a survey among consumers about smart devices such as thermostats, baby cams, web cams and speakers, essentially all things that connect to a home Wi-Fi network such as an Amazon Echo.
The survey discovered:
- Consumers are uneasy about being watched, listened to, or tracked by devices they place in their homes.
- Nearly 40% of survey respondents said they were concerned about connected-home devices tracking their usage.
- More than 40% said they were worried that such gadgets would expose too much about their daily lives.
- Fewer than 20% of survey respondents said they were very well informed about security risks
- Almost 40% said they weren't informed at all
Most people believed that device manufacturers weren’t informing them properly about device security.
This is true, manufacturers want to sell devices and not put them off by highlighting security issues:
- A security researcher demonstrated it was possible to hack an Amazon Echo smart speaker and listen to what's going on in an owner's house.
- A reporter reviewing a Google smart speaker discovered the device was recording him without his permission.
Amazon and Google are high-profile manufacturers but there are many smaller ones who release products that are also far from secure.
This reluctance is understandable but also a shame. Household smart devices are super cool and make a difference like remotely controlled thermostats or alarm systems.
Dojo by BullGuard
provides the answer. It’s a dedicated platform for securing all connected devices on home Wi-Fi networks.
Packed full of innovative technology like artificial intelligence and machine learning it not only stops attacks but also predict and defend against them before they happen.
And despite its behind-the-scenes innovation it’s actually very simple to use. Dojo alerts users to suspicious activity and all a user has to do is simply tap a smartphone app once or twice to block an attacks. It’s that simple.