Dojo by BullGuard, a cyber defense system provider, has introduced a new app to detect attacks and hacks against smart home devices.
The app, called the Dojo Intelligent IoT Vulnerability Scanner, scans every IoT devices connecting to home Wi-Fi networks, from Amazon Echo to Philips Hue Lights.
Users can perform the scan directly from their iOS or Android app on a Wi-Fi network. No hardware devices are required to make it work.
After the scan, a score ranging from 1 to 10 score – with 1 representing the worst and 10 the best – will be given to each device to let homeowners know how vulnerable their devices are against cyber attacks.
In the Dojo Intelligent IoT Vulnerability Scanner app, homeowners can find a dashboard, where presents how many devices are connected to Wi-Fi network and how many of them have vulnerabilities. The app finds and scans the IoT devices automatically.
When the app sees vulnerable devices on user’s Wi-Fi network, it will send real-time risk security alerts via in-app notifications.
“Our new Intelligent Scanner app offers consumers a free and easy-to-use way to see all of the connected devices on their home network – along with those devices that are at the greatest security risk – so consumers can take action to protect their smart home from cybersecurity breaches,” said Yossi Atias, general manager of IoT Security at BullGuard.
Dojo by BullGuard launched a smart home cyber security device for US$129 earlier this year, which requires homeowners to connect the device to the home’s Wi-Fi router to check for security threats.
The Dojo device takes over responsibilities such as network management and firewall protection. Users can check security status of the network and approve new devices to join the Wi-Fi from the companion app. If the device detects some strange network behavior, it will send alerts.
The company said that existing customers owning the Dojo devices can benefit from the automatically scanning of the app, instead of repeatedly manually run the cybersecurity assessment with the hardware product.