Samantha Albano

Securing the connected home: Minim CEO joins The Peggy Smedley Show [podcast recap]

"With great technology comes great responsibility." - Peggy Smedley

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Nicole Hayward

Residential managed WiFi 101: start here

We are connecting more devices and streaming more media in homes, and it's putting our WiFi to the test. It's no wonder that 37% of US broadband households have reported problems with their WiFi network in the last year. Ultimately, consumers are facing a dilemma: How can I enjoy using my plethora of smart home devices while ensuring my network supports them? The solution is Residential Managed ...

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Samantha Albano

How is my IoT device vulnerable to malware?

It should be understood that any device connected to the internet can be vulnerable to hacking. We see stories in the news about cameras, smartphones, laptops, smart speakers, smart appliances, and baby monitors being compromised. Security vulnerabilities in smart homes are being discovered every day. One security company exploited these vulnerabilities to show just how easy a cyber attack in the ...

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Nicole Hayward

WiFi should be safe, says Minim in USA TODAY

We are very excited to join a security program that USA TODAY  has just launched. In partnership with the NYPD, National Crime Prevention Council, National Cyber Security Alliance, Department of Homeland Security, Internet of Things Consortium, Citrix, global security experts, (Minim), and more, the program urges Americans to take charge of their own safety, security, and well-being. This is all ...

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Samantha Albano

Minim to present on IoT security at DHS meeting

Minim’s VP Engineering to present at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Risk Economics (CYRIE) Stakeholder Exchange Meeting (SEM)

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Jeremy Hitchcock

Maslow’s Hierarchy for internet and the era of IoT

Maslow in 1948 came up with a hierarchy for how humans seek needs. In this concept, you focus on your most immediate needs before moving up the pyramid. In a world where the UN has declared internet access as a basic human right and IoT is increasing our dependency on connectivity, I started to think about our hierarchy of internet needs. 

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Samantha Albano

What happens to my Amazon Echo recordings?

Having a connected speaker in your home once meant you simply had a device that could play great quality sound from another connected device. Today, smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Apple HomePod do much more. These always on devices can respond to your questions, control functions of your smart home, set reminders, and still play your favorite music— all at your voice ...

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Nicole Hayward

FBI router reboot warning: what to do now [quick guide]

You may have heard about the FBI router reboot warning. Yes, it's a big deal, and it's still an active threat as I write this. 

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Jeremy Hitchcock

#SecurityFail For Home Routers

Have we become numb to security? Short of our phones with a black screen or someone hitting us over the head - I’m not sure that people care. The news about VPNFilter and maybe as few as 500,000 homes and small businesses being compromised passes like a normal news day. Basically, your home Internet connection is opened up like a freeway on-ramp and it’s allowing your Alexa, TVs, and cameras to ...

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Nicole Hayward

Smart home security teardown: why VPN, firewall, and antivirus don't cut it

The number of devices in homes is exploding, and service providers are feeling the impact. The “smart home” is a fun term for progressive consumers, but in this moment, it might be best translated to “widened attack surface” to ISPs. (Not as fun.)

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