Nicole Hayward

Home network security monitoring [November 2018]

In the past few months, we've seen major connected device vulnerabilities make headlines. At Minim, IoT security is always top of mind, so we're kicking off a home network security monitoring series. Take a look at what caught our eye.

Google Home Hub

Google home screenshot

Screenshot taken Nov 15, 2018 from Google Home website.

On October 31, 2018, several tech review sites— see articles by Tom's Guide, CNET, and AndroidPIT— alerted the public regarding a major security flaw found in one of Google's products, the Google Home Hub. These alerts stemmed from the Twitter announcement made by Jerry Gamblin, an avid security researcher and fan of Google's products:

Luckily, FortiGuard Labs was able to inform Sony of their findings, who promptly responded to fix these vulnerabilities.

The last major security headline of October regarded the numerous vulnerabilities that were found in FreeRTOS, which is an open-source operating system that's stewarded by Amazon for IoT devices.