Aaron Forbes

Cybersecurity home defense: how to secure your WFH network

Nearly ten years ago, the workforce saw the popularity of the Bring Your Own Device or BYOD trend rise in the workplace—significantly enough that 70% of businesses developed BYOD policies by [month/year]. On top of this, the app explosion of 2013 led to the need for businesses to further manage this additional onslaught of data.

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Hannah Aronoff

Minim mobile app features spotlight: share my WiFi and more

The Minim® mobile app allows WiFi users the ability to both personalize and optimize their home network, so that stuff "just works." The Minim app's network view contains several key management and diagnostics goodies which we'll be going over in this blog.

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Aaron Forbes

How to configure a MikroTik router for HotSpot gateway functionality

At Minim, we field questions from customers on configuring their MikroTik routers for various functions. In this blog, we'll be covering how to set up MikroTik routers for HotSpot Gateway functionality. HotSpots are great for small businesses that want to provide WiFi to their customers without worrying about having their network become compromised. It can also be a useful tool for companies in a ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [July 2020]

This month’s smart home cybersecurity news roundup includes the Twitter hack affecting 130 accounts, the F5 BIG-IP vulnerability affecting thousands of systems around the globe, and Garmin’s ransomware problem that left customers in the dark for days.

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Hannah Aronoff

WiFi 6 speed versus WiFi 5 and WiFi 4

Thinking now is the time to make the leap to WiFi 6? Or perhaps you’re wondering whether to wait for more WiFi 6 compatible devices to come on the market? To answer these questions, you must understand what fully harnessing the potential of WiFi 6 connectivity really takes. 

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David Aronoff

Top 5 IoT vulnerability exploits in the smart home [list]

We all know how important it is to safeguard our data. Data breaches can cost companies millions of dollars in loss and put individuals in a corner. Preventing data loss and keeping hackers at bay is important, but when it means your privacy at home can be affected by smartphone and IoT devices, it can be even more crucial to put safety first. Here's our list of the top five most exploited ...

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Aaron Forbes

How to secure your home network for WFH [survey]

The sudden shift for companies from a permanent workplace to working from home comes with employee frustrations and dozens of security problems that can leave an IT helpdesk swamped. Learning to mitigate these issues and prevent them from happening in the first place is the best thing a company can do for its employees—and it’ll pay off in the future too.

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Aaron Forbes

Community-building tips for local ISPs from a local business owner

Liz Hitchcock, Co-founder of Minim, also invests in companies and owns Bookery Manchester, a bookstore located in Manchester, NH. Bookery is Manchester’s first independent bookstore and has been the location of many successful events— beyond the typical book signings and readings they have even hosted pre-primary presidential candidates. Bookery has become a popular meeting spot for the ...

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Aaron Forbes

What is WiFi 6E?

  WiFi 6E-capable devices are shaping up to be speedier than their predecessors, all thanks to a decision made by the FCC which allows use of a whole new set of WiFi channels that reduce the likelihood of network interference for unlicensed broadcast. But, what exactly is WiFi 6E and what are the benefits of upgrading your devices?

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Aaron Forbes

Minim partners with technology service distributor Telarus

 Starting today, Minim has announced its exclusive partnership with Telarus, the largest privately-held technology services distributor in the United States. By partnering together, our aim is to solve the biggest network security and management problems that arise from companies shifting to a work-from-home model.

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