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.

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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.

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Sam Stelfox

Ring doorbell privacy concerns: Smart home cybersecurity news [January 2020]

Prevalent in smart home cybersecurity news for months now, Ring doorbell privacy concerns continue to surface— This week, news broke out regarding the presence of third-party trackers in the Ring Video Doorbell mobile app for Android. 

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [December 2019 edition]

The holidays are a notorious time to buy the latest tech. With an expected $97 billion spent on tech gifts this holiday season, staying up-to-date on the latest smart home cybersecurity news stories has become even more important. The stories that caught our attention this month were on the Blink camera and Ruckus router vulnerabilities.

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Samantha Albano

What is MikroTik RouterOS?

Since 1996, MikroTik product availability has grown throughout the world. You may be familiar with some of these products, including the latest addition to the MikroTik RouterBOARD hardware platform line: MikroTik Audience, a tri-band mesh WiFi access point for the connected home. Today's blog is an overview of another MikroTik product, but on the software side— What is MikroTik RouterOS?

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Tyler Pack

Smart home security system market trends for 2020

The smart home technology market is developing at a breakneck pace. The International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts double-digit growth, starting at an estimated $53.45 billion, in the market through 2023.

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Samantha Albano

MikroTik product availability around the world

MikroTik is a networking equipment provider to Internet Service Providers all over the world. While you can visit MikroTik's official distributors page to see all 500+ distributors across 145 countries, we thought a breakdown of product availability for the most sought-after locations might be helpful for our community of broadband service providers. 

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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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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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