Nicole Hayward

4 wince-worthy consumer cybersecurity trends (and hope)

Last week, we published an IoT security regulations update, which shows that governments around the world are wrestling with what to do about rogue devices in homes. This is just one indicator that we're becoming more aware of a snowballing problem: increased connectivity leads to increased IoT security risk. Here are four more wince-worthy consumer cybersecurity trends that just may inform your ...

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Samantha Albano

Home network security monitoring: Nest account hacks

Our home network security monitoring series is back. In this issue, we want to talk about some cybersecurity headlines that recently occurred— all of which revolve around a particular set of IoT devices.

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Samantha Albano

Security highlight: How Minim protects against DNS rebind attacks

Thinking back to 2018, you may recall dozens of security headlines referring to this decade-old cyberattack known  as DNS rebinding. Back in June, researcher and programmer Brannon Dorsey published his findings that described how common household IoT devices were found to all be vulnerable to DNS rebind attacks. Devices found to be vulnerable included the Google Home, Sonos WiFi Speakers, Roku, ...

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Minim

Build an IoT hub with Minim Labs and a GL.iNet B1300 [Guide]

As stated in our Minim Labs announcement, we are partnering with GL.iNET to provide the first 50 Minim Labs signups with a free getting started kit. Included in the kit is a GL.iNet B1300 router, flashed with a special Minim OpenWrt image that adds telemetry and security to the OpenWrt device. If you aren't one of the first 50 Minim Labs signups who receives this startup kit, don't worry. You can ...

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Minim

Build an IoT hub with Minim Labs and a Raspberry Pi 3 [Guide]

At Minim, we think everyone should have the tools they need to monitor their home wireless network. We just launched Minim Labs, giving everyone the ability to install the Minim agent, known as Unum, on their routers and signup for platform access. Usually, this implies running some variation of OpenWrt on your router, but all you need is a Raspberry Pi and a Minim Labs account (free)!

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Nicole Hayward

Home network security monitoring [November 2018]

In the past few months, we've seen major connected device vulnerabilities make headlines. At Minim, IoT security is always top of mind, so we're kicking off a home network security monitoring series. Take a look at what caught our eye.

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Nicole Hayward

Minim to speak and exhibit at Cable-Tec Expo 2018

Today marks the kick-off of the Cable-Tec Expo, aka the Cable Engineering Event of the Year— Will we see you there? We're back on the East Coast this week to attend the Cable-Tec Expo 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Held by the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), the SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo® has been the industry's largest cable ...

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Sam Stelfox

Letting the outside in: DNS rebind attacks

Names are a funny thing on the Internet. The domains everyone visits while browsing the web are solely for people. When you ask your browser to go to a website, it starts by converting that name into an address it can start talking to.

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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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Nicole Hayward

Update on VPNFilter and the FBI router reboot warning

On May 23, 2018, research group Cisco Talos published an alert about widespread malware on routers called VPNFilter, infecting over 500,000 home routers. Soon after, the FBI issued a warning for homes to reboot their routers, which essentially disrupts this malware’s agenda. This wasn’t just a story for tech interested folks. It’s a serious public safety concern, making headlines— See this ...

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