Minim, the AI-driven WiFi management and IoT security platform, today announced Cable Haunt Virtual Patch, a feature offering comprehensive exploit detection and prevention for the vulnerability that now affects hundreds of millions of Broadcom based cable modems around the world.
Discovered by Danish company Lyrebirds and an independent researcher, Cable Haunt puts homes at risk for traffic eavesdropping and hostile network takeover via the cable modem. As the vulnerability exists in Broadcom chip middleware, several cable modem models are at risk. Starting today, Minim’s cloud platform will block Cable Haunt exploit attempts for cable modems on its network, as well as display the security event to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and subscribers in its applications.
“We had to pounce on Cable Haunt,” said Alec Rooney, Minim Founder and CTO. “A pioneering exploit, this DNS rebind attack infiltrates the trusted side of the home gateway— a sacred space in our book. Cable Haunt validates our belief that AI-driven network-level security is the best way to protect connected devices with varying degrees of updatability in homes.”
Minim was founded and is now run by a seasoned team of networking experts, including former Dyn (ACQ: Oracle) executives, in response to the historic Mirai botnet.
“Three years post Mirai, the home edge now has at least one platform to protect against emergent threats,” said Jeremy Hitchcock, Founder and Chairman of Minim and former Founder and CEO of Dyn. “Minim offers zero-day protection for a vast security threat to homes and businesses around the world. These protections are table stakes for CPE vendors and service providers. I love what we’re doing.”
Now serving over 75 service providers and OEMs, Minim offers a Care Portal and mobile app to support and protect smart homes for improved customer retention, added revenue, and lower support costs. The platform is hardware-agnostic, integrating with Customer Premises Equipment via its open source embedded agent or cloud-based agent.
“Minim’s comprehensive approach to consumer cybersecurity was a significant factor in our choice to partner on our next generation of connectivity solutions,” said Phil Stanhope, CTO of Zoom Telephonics (“Zoom”) (OTCQB: ZMTP), a leading Customer Premise Equipment supplier of Motorola branded cable modems and cable modem/routers. “At Zoom, we are taking several measures to mitigate the Cable Haunt exploit, but we are pleased to know that our growing portfolio of Minim-enabled products will have this protection, and more, out-of-the-box.”
To test the Cable Haunt Virtual Patch, Minim simulated the DNS rebind attack on their platform, verified the attack block, and demonstrated the Cable Haunt security event notifications in their applications. The company notes that this feature launch will also protect against future attacks using this technique. For more information about Minim, visit http://www.minim.co.
Minim is a cloud WiFi management platform that enables and secures a better connected home. Minim’s Software as a Service (SaaS) helps operators increase revenue and reduce support costs by offering a premium managed WiFi service to their subscribers via customer premise equipment of their choosing. Subscribers benefit from best-in-class customer support, an easy-to-use mobile app, parental controls, AI-powered network recommendations, and more. The company is now partnering with service providers and consumer device manufacturers who want to help make home connectivity as safe and reliable as drinking water.