Sam Stelfox

What is Light Commands? Smart home cybersecurity news [November 2019 edition]

November was a busy month regarding smart home cybersecurity news. You might recall hearing about Finland's new cybersecurity labeling process for IoT devices, a global science and safety company's introduction of an IoT Security Rating, and Amazon Ring privacy policies being under scrutiny. While these stories made headlines, today's focus is on another headline— a new hacking method for voice ...

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Samantha Albano

WiFi channels explained: What is WiFi channel width?

Does your WiFi signal keep dropping, or are you continually fighting with slow network speeds? If either of these situations sounds familiar, there's a high probability your wireless network is experiencing interference. The good news is you're not alone: 30% of smart device owners report they too experience wireless connectivity issues, many of whom also cite turning to WiFi extenders and mesh ...

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Nicole Hayward

Minim to co-host webinar: Managed WiFi and Security for the Smart Home 2020-2025

Internet Service Providers are increasingly taking responsibility for the quality of experience and security in the connected home. Join us in a live webinar, Managed WiFi and Security for the Smart Home 2020-2025, to explore this trend and key findings from the latest report by leading wireless infrastructure analyst Maravedis LLC.

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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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