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The 'Norton Core' Monitors IoT Devices for Suspicious Activity

 - Jan 5, 2017
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With the rise of the Internet of Things, devices have become more vulnerable to massive cyber attacks, and the Norton Core is a router that keeps one's home devices shielded by a sphere of anti-virus protection. The router uses advanced machine learning and a global intelligence network provided by Symantec, a leading security firm, to keep connected homes safe.

IoT devices are simply too convenient to ignore, but those connected household gadgets pose legitimate cyber threats. Because each IoT device accesses the network on its own, hackers can harness the hundreds of thousands of devices around the world to orchestrate DDoS attacks on whatever site they choose. The Norton Core router monitors the IoT devices in one's home (as well as one's regular Wi-Fi connected devices) and makes sure they aren't behaving strangely. If it believes they have been hacked into, it can cut off their access until it resolves the problem.