“Cyber crime is evolving and ramping,” says Lundwall. “Hackers use new consumer devices to ransom consumers and attack companies. It’s safe and lucrative. If a bad guy locks your home computer through your vulnerable Wi-Fi devices and demands $250 in bit coins to unlock it, you pay it. You need your life back.”
The recent Mirai botnet cyber-attacks secretly hacked devices in the homes of consumers and impacted consumers and technology behemoths alike. fortiphi’s auto-quarantine feature quarantines devices when an unauthorized attempt to connect occurs, and notifies the customer. Consumers can release the quarantine, or retain the quarantine until they identify the intention of the connection.
fortiphi operates on routers that have open source firmware called DD-WRT®, DD-WRT® NXT or OpenWRT. Customers without such routers can purchase them from Linksys ®, ASUS, Buffalo™ or select the fortiphi annual subscription promotion that includes a fortiphi’d router.
“Our product is simple & relevant,” adds Mr. Lundwall. “fortiphi helps Android and iOS consumers and SMB’s connect, control and protect their IoT networks.”
About yphi, inc. – yphi enables consumers and SMB’s to ride the IoT tidal wave rather than get crushed by it. yphi designs mobile apps that economically and intuitively put IoT devices to work for consumers and SMB’s using open source firmware integrated with branded hardware that is globally scalable, device agnostic and on both iOS and Android app stores.
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