Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [June 2020]

June’s smart home cybersecurity news roundup includes 19 zero-day vulnerabilities in IoT devices, vulnerabilities found in a popular networking brand’s devices, and malware affecting macOS users.

Read more
Aaron Forbes

Modem vs. router vs. gateway explained

It’s easy to get confused when dealing with networking equipment at home. The end goal is to have a fast, consistent WiFi experience, but there are many parts that come into play toward delivering on that experience. Often, your broadband provider's available hardware is what dictates your experience. Each available device is different and has its own purpose for networking, but it's easy to ...

Read more
Jeremy Hitchcock

Employee burnout in the time of COVID-19

“I’m thinking of moving on.” Those five words are what made us pay attention to the issue of burnout. They came from an employee who started with us a couple years ago: a top performer and extremely valued team member.

Read more
Aaron Forbes

WiFi 6 vs WiFi 5: what’s the difference?

In 2018, the WiFi Alliance announced WiFi 6, a fresher, faster generation of WiFi that builds off of the old framework (802.11ac technology). Now, after beginning to certify devices in September of 2019, it's arrived with a new naming scheme that's easier to understand than the old designation.

Read more
Aaron Forbes

The COVID-19 malware strain that wipes data from computers

Just like the pandemic that’s been sweeping the globe, a Coronavirus-inspired malware program dubbed “COVID-19.exe” has been infecting computers running Windows with the sole purpose of destroying user data.

Read more
Hannah Aronoff

What is MU-MIMO technology: 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 explained

The IoT explosion may have made your house smarter, but it has also created a crowded battle for bandwidth that you’ve likely experienced in the form of network lag. Luckily, there’s a technology that can make peace between your router and multiple connected devices. It's called MU-MIMO.

Read more
Nicole Hayward

Work From Home Cybersecurity Risk podcast by Daily Journal [recap]

After months of widespread distributed work due to COVID-19, businesses must face that corporate data protection is only as good as the home network's cybersecurity efficacy. Plus, this is a new normal. According to Global Workplace Analytics, "Our best estimate is that 25-30% of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week by 2021." As the majority of homes do not have adequate ...

Read more
Nicole Hayward

Great WiFi for all: Minim teams up with the Microsoft Airband Initiative

As COVID-19 has made reliable home broadband more critical than ever, our industry must collectively prioritize closing the urban-rural digital divide. That's why we are pleased to announce today that Minim has signed an agreement with Microsoft to join the Microsoft Airband Initiative.

Read more
Nicole Hayward

Enable 2 Factor Authentication

Here's the download on 2 factor authentication, why you should use it, and where you can find it in Minim.

Read more
Nicole Hayward

Minim to join webinar: Home WiFi Recent Developments in the Time of COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, we are adapting to many new normals. One is increased home broadband usage, thanks to increased remote work, socialization, and entertainment over the internet.  

Read more