HouseCall for Home Networks currently checks for the following high risk vulnerabilities:
New vulnerabilities may be added in the future.
HouseCall for Home Networks also checks for device open ports.
You should use HouseCall for Home Networks frequently, as new vulnerabilities and network risks may appear after the first scan. Using HouseCall for Home Networks is free. HouseCall for Home Networks can also detect when new devices join your network.
HouseCall for Home Networks is limited to home network use.
Before using this on a network, you should be the administrator of the home network, or you should have access permission from the administrator. Additionally, you should be the administrator of the devices in the network which would be scanned by HouseCall for Home Networks, or you should have access permission from the administrator of the devices.
There is a maximum number of devices that can be scanned by HouseCall for Home Networks in a home network.
You can identify devices using the information on the device detail page.
If you know the IP Address or MAC address of the device, you can identify the device correctly.
Devices must be on and connected to the network when a scan is performed. Additionally, because most mobile devices disconnect from Wi-Fi automatically in order to save battery power, they may not be detected.
The information shown depends on the network or device. You can edit device information on the device detail page.
You may be able to change the following when you access the administrative console of your router:
Please refer to the router manual or vendor website for more details.
Many devices will automatically update to the latest OS version. Refer to your device manual or the vendor website for more details.
The latest update of OS firmware usually fixes vulnerability issues, and may increase your device and network security.
Malware can use open ports to attack devices. The following ports should be closed if they are not in use:
Please refer to the manual or vendor website for more details about port, router, and firewall configuration.
The router may temporarily lock down after a scan, as a precautionary measure. It should unlock after a set time period, so you can try to access the administrative console later.
HouseCall for Home Networks checks for device risks in the network. Some security products might detect the scan as suspicious, and show a warning message or block user access.
There are several types of Wi-Fi encryption: WEP, WPA, and WPA2.
We recommend that you use WPA2. WEP and WPA have a lower level of security strength than WPA2 and can be easily decrypted.
Intel® Pentium® or compatible processor
256MB of RAM (512MB recommended)
At least 50MB available disk space
Microsoft® Windows® 7
Microsoft® Windows® 8.x
Microsoft® Windows® 10
Mac® OS 10.12 or later
Android 5.0 and later
iOS 8.0 or later