Caleb McKee

Rainbow tables explained: Password hacking and how to prevent against it

  The name "rainbow table" may conjure up images of colorful furniture and dinner placements, but in actuality, it's a technology hackers use to try and commandeer information from your online accounts.

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Vivian Susko

Child internet safety guide: Utilizing parental controls in the new year

As the holiday gift-giving season comes to an end, many families are welcoming new smart gadgets into their homes. Although these devices are great for convenience and the automation of everyday tasks, it’s important to ensure that there are controls in place to protect your home and family, especially children, from the risks associated with them. Enter the need for parental controls.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news: 3 top attacks from 2020

From beginning to end, 2020 has been an unforgettable year to say the least. In the December 2020 edition of our smart home cybersecurity news roundup, we revisit some of the most memorable data breaches and hacks of 2020 to kick off the new year. 

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Aaron Forbes

The 12 days of IoT security

The holidays are finally here! This past month, Minim celebrated with a 12 days of IoT security social media series, which rounded up our top smart home cybersecurity tips for a worry-free holiday season. We hope that you learned a thing or two to #BeCyberSmart during the holidays and beyond, but in case you missed it, here's a recap of some of the most important takeaways so you can ensure that ...

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Aaron Forbes

Minim to host webinar: The New Role of IT and How It’ll Impact Your Company

2020 has changed the way we work: 82% of company leaders plan to allow employees to work from home, pandemic or not. This abrupt paradigm shift required companies to quickly assemble business continuity plans that often lacked sufficient security practices. The smart home ecosystem presents unprecedented remote working security and productivity risks and all eyes are on IT to enable a seamless ...

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Vivian Susko

What is a guest WiFi network and how do I set it up?

We live in a day and age where handing out your home’s WiFi password is as casual as getting a guest something to drink. It’s hospitable, and sometimes even expected. You want your friends and family to stay connected to the outside world, but every time you grant a new device access to your personal network, you're unknowingly exposing yourself to a variety of threats. Our advice? Create a guest ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [November 2020]

This month’s cybersecurity news roundup features the Ring doorbell recall, Zoom’s settlement with the FTC over its security practices, a Facebook Messenger bug that allows users to listen in on other users, and a password leak of almost 50,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [October 2020]

This month’s cybersecurity news roundup features Zoom’s new E2EE feature, the Ryuk ransomware hitting hospitals across the U.S., and HP’s revocation of their certificate for printing by Apple.

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Aaron Forbes

VPNs are not enough to protect WFH employees

On Oct, 12, a new vulnerability was discovered that affects nearly 800,000 internet-connected devices using the SonicWall VPN. The vulnerability is caused by a security bug in the SonicWall VPN portal which can cause both a device to crash and allow for easy remote code execution for even unskilled hackers.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [September 2020]

This month’s smart home cybersecurity news roundup includes the Windows XP source code leak, Zoom’s 2FA support, Twitter’s API keys leak, and the surge in DDoS attacks against the education sector.

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