Category: Almond 2015

WiFi network security

How Securifi tested its IoT Security Solution

Introduction The recent spate of Mirai botnet attacks has brought into sharp focus the vulnerability of many connected home devices. One example of which is the massive DDoS attacks on Internet service company Dyn, which brought down popular websites such as Netflix, Twitter, and the BBC. In total, Mirai infected...

smart home hub

How to Choose the Right Smart Home Hub

A smart home hub is essential if you want to get the most out of home automation. It enables you to connect together smart devices from different manufacturers and then create automation rules so that these smart devices will do something in response to an event happening on another smart...

router

What’s a Router and What Does it Do?

The router is the black box that sits quietly, but not necessarily invisibly, in your home unobtrusively giving you access to the Internet. Some of you won’t care how it does this, so long as it continues to sit there with its blinking lights serving up your entertainment, but for...

smart hub

Smart Home and using a Smart Hub to Save Energy

  Saving energy is one of the key usages of smart home devices and many smart devices like thermostats and lights have features to do just that. Thermostats learn about your heating and cooling habits for your home and smart light bulbs are made from LED and can be adjusted...