Nicole Hayward

Minim joins prplMesh initiative to drive interoperability in the connected home

One of the key principles here at Minim is that in every connected home, stuff should just work. As WiFi has become an important utility,  people need a strong and secure signal throughout their abode. What they don't need is the worry about whether the components of their network are interoperable. That's why today, we're officially announcing that we've joined the prplMesh working group. Part ...

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Liz Hitchcock

Why Minim, continued

Genesis stories are always subjective. While you may be well versed in the one about how Minim was founded in response to the Mirai botnet attack from October 21, 2016, there's a bit more to the story— this time, from a parenting point of view. 

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Nicole Hayward

Data usage by Xbox One and more consumer IoT [Analysis]

Do you ever ponder what your connected devices are up to?  With an average of 10 devices per broadband home, you might question:  When is Alexa listening in? How much data does my Xbox One consume? How would I know if a home device is hacked?  You're in luck. The Minim platform has a growing database of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) insights. Through AI-driven analysis, Minim knows when a ...

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Sam Stelfox

What is Gafgyt malware? Smart home cybersecurity news [October 2019 edition]

Last month, we shared about major vulnerabilities affecting popular router brands, such as D-Link, Lenovo, and ASUS. Vulnerable wireless routers have made the cut for our smart home cybersecurity news roundup again with the recent news of a new Gafgyt malware variant.

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Sam Stelfox

IoT vulnerabilities in the wild: the good, the bad, and the ugly

It shouldn't be news to anyone now that there are a lot of poorly secured IoT devices out there. Every week, there is a new article about devices being hacked, a new malware strain, and an endless stream of security updates for devices where end users are never notified.

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Nehemiah Blackburn

Introducing Minim's parental controls for content filtering

To further enable ISPs to deliver a simple and secure connected experience to their subscribers, we recently introduced Parental Controls for Content Filtering. As an addition to Minim's existing parental controls suite, this new feature gives users control over what internet traffic can make its way onto children's devices.

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Jonathan Willett

Cybersecurity legislation by state 2019

Security regulations are on the rise. Just this month, news broke out regarding a government agency's proposal to make service providers share the contact information for owners of vulnerable devices and earlier this year, the UK Government proposed a set of consumer IoT security regulations. Such security-focused movements are being seen at the state-level too. Here's a roundup of some of the ...

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Samantha Albano

Minim on the move: WISPAPALOOZA, BBWF, and prpl Summit

Last week, Minim traveled to Las Vegas and Amsterdam to join some of the largest shows put on in the broadband industry. And this week, we're on the move again! Here are some highlights from last week's events and more details on what we'll be up to in Berlin.

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Samantha Albano

Digital parenting: 5 ways to use parental controls in the smart home

It's understandable that parents are concerned about safe and healthy online practices. Children as young as 6 years old "own" a smartphone, and more than half of children ages 3-18 use the internet at home.  With so many connected devices and streaming services, families face a massive challenge in monitoring screen time and content viewing.  And so, in honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness ...

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Samantha Albano

Minim participates in Verizon and Samsung NextG Build workshop [event recap]

Last week, Minim Engineer Zack Mattor and Minim Product Manager Nehemiah (Nemo) Blackburn joined other tech enthusiasts and developers in NYC for an event put on by Verizon and Samsung— the NextG Build: Develop for the new way business is done workshop. Here's Zack and Nemo to tell us a bit more about the event.

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