Samantha Albano

3 takeaways from The Independent Show 2019

Last week, Minim ventured to the windy city to join the NCTC and ACA Connects The Independent Show 2019. While we attended the show to exhibit Minim's managed WiFi and IoT security platform, we got the chance to join in on many conversations that highlighted some of the biggest industry challenges. I caught up with our team members who attended the show to learn what their takeaways from these ...

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Nicole Hayward

Minim to exhibit and speak at CableLabs Summer Conference 2019

Shortly following our exhibit at The Independent Show 2019 by NCTC and ACA Connects, where we debuted premier router integrations with Motorola and Sercomm, Minim is on the road again. This time, we're headed to Keystone, Colorado to join the CableLabs Summer Conference 2019. Taking place on August 5-7th, the full conference agenda will have numerous keynote speakers, networking opportunities, ...

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Nicole Hayward

Minim to exhibit and showcase premium cable gateway Motorola MG8702 at #TIS19

The Independent Show 2019 kicks off today— See you there? Today, we’re joining The Independent Show, a leading event in the broadband and cable industry, held this year in Chicago. Hosted by the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) and America's Communications Association (ACA), TIS 2019 is slated to bring in over 1,000 industry professionals, 60+ speakers and thought leaders, and 125 ...

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Samantha Albano

Minim launches premier integration with Sercomm

Today marks our launch of a premier integration with Sercomm (TWSE: 5388), a leading manufacturer and supplier of telecom equipment around the world. This announcement at The Independent Show (TIS) 2019 by National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) and America's Communications Association (ACA) comes at an exciting time for cable operators of all sizes. Through this integration, Minim will now ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [July 2019 edition]

In our last smart home cybersecurity roundup, we talked about the device vulnerabilities found in Linksys Smart WiFi routers and Android smartphones. This month's issue focuses on one particular type of threat that recently made headlines for surpassing 4 million hacking attempts over a two-month period: Website drive-by attacks. Keep reading to learn more about this prevailing attack method on ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [June 2019 edition]

According to the 2019 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), there are an average of 5,200 attacks on IoT devices per month. To help keep you informed, we're starting a smart home cybersecurity series that discusses, what we believe to be, the top threats and vulnerabilities discovered in the past month's time. This first issue discusses two recent cybersecurity findings: the Linksys ...

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Samantha Albano

Minim and Aerez to exhibit at MikroTik User Meeting

We're headed to Austin, TX to join the MUM conference Tomorrow marks the kick-off of the USA MikroTik User Meeting (MUM)— a conference designed to bring together network engineers, consultants, certified trainers, and companies who have built MikroTik-based products and services. Minim and Aerez are joining the crowd at this year's USA MUM on April 4th-5th in Austin, TX. The two-day event is ...

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Samantha Albano

WiFi frequency bands: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

Since WiFi's inception, there have been countless new WiFi standards that aim to improve both our WiFi speed and WiFi coverage. In 2009, WiFi standard 802.11n (also known as WiFi 4) was released, which was the first standard to operate in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi frequency bands. Since then, the majority of routers have made the switch from being single-band to dual-band, meaning they can ...

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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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Samantha Albano

How do I interpret my WiFi speed test results?

There are many reasons as to why you should be regularly testing your WiFi speed at home; and, not for just the obvious instances where you find your WiFi signal strength is weaker than normal. Testing speeds on a regular basis allows you to pinpoint performance trends, isolate which devices may be causing issues for your wireless network, and ensure no one is stealing your bandwidth. But, now ...

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