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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Samantha Albano

WiFi extenders vs mesh networks [pros and cons]

Looking to upgrade your home WiFi network, but not sure how to choose from the plethora of WiFi signal strength boosting options out there? We understand and have therefore created a Part 2 to our blog on the WiFi boosters.  Today in Part 2, we take it a step further by comparing WiFi extenders (a type of WiFi booster) to mesh networks (a home WiFi system). What are the pros and cons of each ...

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Kate Aiken

How Minim fixed my smart speaker's connectivity problem

A firsthand experience of how Minim improves the connected device experience

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Deo Mwano

Minim feature spotlight: Neighboring Access Points

At Minim, we care about simplifying and enhancing the user experience. As such, many of the features we provide are a direct result of the feedback we receive from our end users. One of these features is Neighboring Access Points— a tool for operators to use when troubleshooting network performance issues in homes. With this insight, operators are better equipped to support their subscribers as ...

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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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