Aaron Forbes

WiFi 6 compatible devices for 2021

We’ve spent the past year writing about WiFi 6, the latest generation of wireless connection to hit the consumer market. Now that more WiFi 6-enabled devices are appearing on the shelves, however, the time has finally come to see which products stand out above the rest. 

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Caleb McKee

Rainbow tables explained: Password hacking and how to prevent against it

  The name "rainbow table" may conjure up images of colorful furniture and dinner placements, but in actuality, it's a technology hackers use to try and commandeer information from your online accounts.

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Vivian Susko

Child internet safety guide: Utilizing parental controls in the new year

As the holiday gift-giving season comes to an end, many families are welcoming new smart gadgets into their homes. Although these devices are great for convenience and the automation of everyday tasks, it’s important to ensure that there are controls in place to protect your home and family, especially children, from the risks associated with them. Enter the need for parental controls.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news: 3 top attacks from 2020

From beginning to end, 2020 has been an unforgettable year to say the least. In the December 2020 edition of our smart home cybersecurity news roundup, we revisit some of the most memorable data breaches and hacks of 2020 to kick off the new year. 

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Vivian Susko

WiFi standards explained: Is WiFi 6 worth it?

If you’ve purchased a new smartphone, laptop, game console, or tablet with the “WiFi 6” designation on the box in the past year, then you already own devices with WiFi 6 compatibility. Originally announced by the WiFi Alliance in October of 2018, this most recent generation of wireless connection is becoming the new standard for WiFi devices rolling out onto the market. These products often carry ...

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Aaron Forbes

The 12 days of IoT security

The holidays are finally here! This past month, Minim celebrated with a 12 days of IoT security social media series, which rounded up our top smart home cybersecurity tips for a worry-free holiday season. We hope that you learned a thing or two to #BeCyberSmart during the holidays and beyond, but in case you missed it, here's a recap of some of the most important takeaways so you can ensure that ...

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Aaron Forbes

The New Role of IT and How It’ll Impact Your Company [webinar recap]

On Dec. 16, Minim co-hosted a webinar with leading technology news source TMCnet that explored the challenges presented by the shift to remote working and how IT personnel must evolve to confront them. Now that the webinar has concluded, we’ll outline the major takeaways in this blog in case you missed it. You can also watch the full recording of the webinar below.

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Aaron Forbes

How to maintain security when employees work remotely (top 3 cybersecurity threats)

Working from home has its perks for employees: they can work in their pajamas, keep their furry companions close by, and sleep in a few extra minutes with no morning commute to worry about. But it also presents major challenges toward maintaining cybersecurity while working remotely.

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Hannah Aronoff

How employees can prepare for the shift to a permanent remote working policy

While some of us were not strangers to working remotely, the practice became a world-wide status quo in mid-March, spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic. As the year draws to a close, many employees find themselves still working remotely as the pandemic remains a global threat. However, this isn't just a fleeting trend, it’s expected that between 25 to 30% of the global workforce is expected to be ...

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Aaron Forbes

The top 4 best SD-WAN solutions for working from home in 2021

According to Gartner, 30% of enterprise locations will have only SD-WAN connectivity by 2023 (compared to about 15% in 2020). And by 2024, 60% of enterprises will have implemented SD-WAN to enhance support for cloud-based applications (versus 30% in 2020). It’s clear that SD-WAN is becoming a more popular choice for office-based enterprise solutions, but is it right for remote-based businesses ...

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