Following the recent Mirai Dyn DDoS attack, anti-virus and security company AVG believes the way to stop IoT devices from getting infected in the first place, is to put the security on your router – i.e. “the door to your home”. They believe they can achieve this with their Chime operating system.
instead of putting anti-virus tech or other security protections on each individual device, it’s the router that aims to secure home networks instead. In a future release, Chime will also be able to scan networks for known vulnerabilities, and inform the user what devices they own are particularly at risk