Samantha Albano

WiFi channels explained: What is WiFi channel width?

Does your WiFi signal keep dropping, or are you continually fighting with slow network speeds? If either of these situations sounds familiar, there's a high probability your wireless network is experiencing interference. The good news is you're not alone: 30% of smart device owners report they too experience wireless connectivity issues, many of whom also cite turning to WiFi extenders and mesh ...

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Liz Hitchcock

Why Minim, continued

Genesis stories are always subjective. While you may be well versed in the one about how Minim was founded in response to the Mirai botnet attack from October 21, 2016, there's a bit more to the story— this time, from a parenting point of view. 

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Nicole Zheng

Data usage by Xbox One and more consumer IoT [Analysis]

Do you ever ponder what your connected devices are up to?  With an average of 10 devices per broadband home, you might question:  When is Alexa listening in? How much data does my Xbox One consume? How would I know if a home device is hacked?  You're in luck. The Minim platform has a growing database of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) insights. Through AI-driven analysis, Minim knows when a ...

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Sam Stelfox

IoT vulnerabilities in the wild: the good, the bad, and the ugly

It shouldn't be news to anyone now that there are a lot of poorly secured IoT devices out there. Every week, there is a new article about devices being hacked, a new malware strain, and an endless stream of security updates for devices where end users are never notified.

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Nehemiah Blackburn

Introducing Minim's parental controls for content filtering

To further enable ISPs to deliver a simple and secure connected experience to their subscribers, we recently introduced parental controls for content filtering. As an addition to Minim's existing parental controls suite, this new feature gives users control over what internet traffic can make its way onto children's devices.

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Samantha Albano

Minim participates in Verizon and Samsung NextG Build workshop [event recap]

Last week, Minim Engineer Zack Mattor and Minim Product Manager Nehemiah (Nemo) Blackburn joined other tech enthusiasts and developers in NYC for an event put on by Verizon and Samsung— the NextG Build: Develop for the new way business is done workshop. Here's Zack and Nemo to tell us a bit more about the event.

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Samantha Albano

Home network security monitoring: CISA looks to identify owners of vulnerable devices

Our home network security monitoring series is back with the recent news of a government agency looking to make service providers be obligated to share the contact information for subscribers who own vulnerable devices.

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Samantha Albano

Tips to #BeCyberSmart during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Happy October! Last week, we shared one of our monthly smart home cybersecurity news roundups to kick off the month and today, we're continuing our cybersecurity discussions with some tips and tricks to #BeCyberSmart during October, aka National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [September 2019]

Smart home cybersecurity continues to be a hot topic as more vulnerabilities are found in consumer IoT. Vulnerable targets disclosed this month include millions of mobile phone models and several popular smart home routers.

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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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