Security Alert: Command & Control Centers

Luma not only improves your wifi coverage and speeds, but also improves your home's network security.   Luma is constantly monitoring your home's network traffic and is able to identify and alert when threats or threat-like behaviors are detected.

There are several types of alerts that home user may encounter. Below is an overview of the alert notifications that you might see should your home come under attack.

 

Command and Control Centers

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The Command and Control (C&C) alert notification will occur when your Luma has observed network traffic that reflects communication to a known cyber criminal network infrastructure. These criminal command centers are used to issue instructions to compromised/infected victim's systems. These infected systems then carry out the C&C's instructions and attack other systems on the internet. An example of this would be a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack against a companies online presence.

If Luma security blocking is enabled, this will disrupt communication with the C&C infrastructure. However, many of these criminal systems are very robust and build several layers of redundancy. It is best that you review the compromised device and confirm that the system is up to date with respect to security patches. You should also review your anti-virus settings an make sure that they too are up to date. For more information regarding Luma Security, please click here.

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