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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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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Samantha Albano

Minim on the move: WISPAPALOOZA, BBWF, and prpl Summit

Last week, Minim traveled to Las Vegas and Amsterdam to join some of the largest shows put on in the broadband industry. And this week, we're on the move again! Here are some highlights from last week's events and more details on what we'll be up to in Berlin.

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Samantha Albano

Minim participates in Verizon and Samsung NextG Build workshop [event recap]

Last week, Minim Engineer Zack Mattor and Minim Product Manager Nehemiah (Nemo) Blackburn joined other tech enthusiasts and developers in NYC for an event put on by Verizon and Samsung— the NextG Build: Develop for the new way business is done workshop. Here's Zack and Nemo to tell us a bit more about the event.

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Samantha Albano

Home network security monitoring: CISA looks to identify owners of vulnerable devices

Our home network security monitoring series is back with the recent news of a government agency looking to make service providers be obligated to share the contact information for subscribers who own vulnerable devices.

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Nicole Hayward

Minim to exhibit and speak at WISPAPALOOZA 2019

It's that time of year again! Next week, Minim is headed to Las Vegas, NV to join WISPAPALOOZA 2019, the 9th annual show hosted by the Wireless Internet Service Provider's Association (WISPA). As a vendor member of WISPA, we're eager to be back with the WISPA community to share our managed WiFi and IoT security solution with the fixed wireless industry. A lot has changed since we exhibited last ...

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Samantha Albano

Tips to #BeCyberSmart during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Happy October! Last week, we shared one of our monthly smart home cybersecurity news roundups to kick off the month and today, we're continuing our cybersecurity discussions with some tips and tricks to #BeCyberSmart during October, aka National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Nehemiah Blackburn

Minim feature spotlight: Guest WiFi network assistance

In this Minim feature spotlight edition, I'll review Guest WiFi Network Assistance. This tool empowers service providers to help callers create and manage a guest WiFi network. For the subscriber, a guest WiFi network can tame devices amassing in the home by safeguarding the main WiFi network from visitor over-utilization and security threats.

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Samantha Albano

Minim in the news: PTCL partners to deliver Trusted Home by Irdeto and Minim

Minim joined Irdeto at IBC 2019 to launch Trusted Home, the IoT security and connectivity solution for the smart home. But, the launch wasn't the only news at the show— Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has partnered to add Trusted Home to their product and service lineup. 

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