People understand how to lock their cars, but are they aware how to stop someone from accessing their internet connected devices?
Internet connected devices are anything from your phone, computer, gaming console, baby monitors, home video security cameras, even your wifi router. Every single one of these devices should be monitored for unusual access.
Is the threat real?
This isn’t meant to scare you, but at the same time… it is much better to take action now before something happens.
Recently there have been cases of folks taking over baby monitors from outside the house. But really this could happen to any internet connected device you bring into your house (including your phones and tablets).
The worst part is that you don’t always know when someone has gotten access to your internet devices.
The unique solution?
CUJO watches for the pattern of access from your devices and automatically prevents unusually access. You are notified in case you want to make an exception.
Devices in your house usually would not need to be accessed by computers in Russia, China. Actually CUJO is much more sophisticated than that, but giving this example makes it easy to understand some of the cases CUJO is able to catch.
CUJO was designed with “emotion conveying eyes” (light display) that change to let the family know they are protected.
When the internet activity is normal, CUJO appears relaxed. When there might be a threat, CUJO appears vigilant. And when CUJO has had to prevent access, CUJO shows that it is paying extra attention.
What can crowd funders learn from this campaign?
Einaras and I talked about the need to explain innovations simply to your audience.
Clearly explaining the need, before jumping to the solution. People need that they understand the need that they are solving by backing your project. That’s especially important for a security product.
Who are the makers behind Cujo?
Einaras is very down to earth, and made it clear that his team’s goal is not to scare anyone. But they strongly believe that having a proper monitoring system in place with regular updates such as CUJO is something most people should consider.
Check out the audio interview to get a behind the scenes view into the making of CUJO.
This is a great time to back CUJO if you want that added security.
NOTE: CUJO will get smarter over time as the network of homes reporting threats grows. So you should encourage as many people to join CUJO as possible.
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