Protect Your Home Network from Hacking

Doesn’t it seem like every week we hear about a situation where someone we know or a whole group of people were hacked, had personal information compromised or in some other way had a “security breach”? While I would never want to go back to the days before we had all the connectivity that makes our lives easier, I do get concerned about the digital security of myself and my family. It sometimes seems a bit overwhelming to even know where to start, but one easy way to make things safer is by protecting your home network with a CUJO Smart Internet Firewall.

We recently set up our own CUJO, thanks to Best Buy, and I’m glad we did! Its mobile apps let us control the firewall’s settings while it protects all of our networked devices like smartphones, laptops, tablets, gaming consoles as well as our smart devices around the house like our security cameras and smart doorbell – keeping hackers out and protecting our online privacy.

Modern homes have SO MANY connected devices. While they are great for convenience sake, they aren’t protected by antivirus, so that leaves you home open to hackers. The CUJO uses machine learning to secure everything from tablets to TVs and baby monitors. It uses cryptographic hardware acceleration to offer fast and reliable security. That means our financial and personal information is protected from hacking, phishing and malware, which gives us a lot more peace of mind!

CUJO also provide internet safety for kids. Parents can set up CUJO to limit social media and to block offensive websites. CUJO also lets you monitor your child’s browsing habits and control internet access for selected devices. The parental controls let you set times limits, schedules and sites that are permitted. You can apply this access policy to just specific devices (i.e. only your kids’ phones/tablets) or you can apply it to all devices on your network.

CUJO is super easy to set up. We had it up and running in under 15 minutes by plugging it into our router and following the easy-to-understand guide in the CUJO app, which we downloaded to our iPhones. Now that its set up, it lets us easily monitor the home network activity from anyplace we travel with our phones. There is also an app available for Android devices.

Oh, and I should mention that it is a FREE subscription included with your purchase of the device. There’s no need to pay a monthly fee for this protection that keeps going and going and going! Ready to protect YOUR family? Get the CUJO Smart Internet Firewall from Best Buy!

About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. My husband worries a lot about someone getting out information and hacking into our wifi, printer, phones, etc. It really sucks we have to worry about such things.

  2. I keep reading about Cujo, it really seems like something I should look into buying. I love the idea of home tech being safer! We have a lot of devices on our network here in house.

  3. This is good protection to have. I think it is easy to think these things won’t happen to us, but it could. I had my blog hacked last year and it was awful – pretty much lost everything. Just not worth the risk! I’ll have to check this out.

  4. I need to pick up CUJO for our house. We have passwords on all our WiFi and security on our tablets, phones, and computers, but if we can further protect ourselves, I”m all over it.

  5. shelly peterson says:

    I would love to get this safety device. I like that it as parental controls too.

  6. This is definitely something that I am going to get. I’m very concerned about the security when it comes to my computers. I have kids and I want to make sure they stay safe.

  7. Internet security is a huge priority for me. The CUJO Smart Internet Firewall sounds like a great device for increasing security.

  8. Looks like a good product. Thanks for the review.

  9. Sarah Mathias says:

    CUJO looks like a good idea. Hacking is such a common problem now. Just off the top of my head, I can think of 8 connected devices we have.

  10. This sounds like a great idea. I like that the fact that it comes with a free subscription to use it, so there’s no monthly fees involved. Being able to set It up in under 15 minutes is impressive. I would consider getting this device after I’ve done more research on it.

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