Hannah J Lobdell

Minim simplifies the mesh network setup and seeks to distinguish IoT Fingerprinting technology with two new patents

Here at Minim, we believe that WiFi network setup should be stress-free and that the best kind of security is proactive. With an average of 25 connected devices per U.S. household, we’re moving forward with our mission to secure and defend the smart home and improve WiFi performance with two new patents. The first, approved on July 8, 2021, distinguishes our software-driven approach to a ...

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Hannah J Lobdell

Secure remote access: Is Bring Your Own Network (BYON) secure?

The average cost of a business data breach falls between $2.8 - $5.7 million in 2021, and the likelihood of these attacks has skyrocketed in the transition to hybrid work models. As more remote employees access private company data from their home networks, businesses are unwittingly put at risk by their enterprise-grade security solutions, many of which simply weren’t designed to protect the new ...

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Vivian Susko

The next generation of WiFi: Meet the Motorola WiFi 6 device lineup

As the demand for high-speed internet continues to skyrocket post-pandemic, we see the world turning to WiFi 6 (“AX”) for increased productivity, enhanced entertainment, and more convenient living. 58% of businesses now rely on WiFi for their everyday operations, and with streaming subscriptions projected to hit two billion by 2025, WiFi 6 is offering broader coverage and speeds up to 250% faster ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [April 2021]

Security researchers uncovered two major malware strains in April: the more_eggs backdoor targeting LinkedIn users and the Promotei botnet's exploitation of the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities. Social media app TikTok is also under scrutiny for the misuse of children's information and data collection. This month's cybersecurity roundup takes a deep dive into the security ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [March 2021]

Several major system infiltrations made it onto the books in March, including the previously downplayed Ubiquiti Networks breach and a new ransomware demand to the tune of $50 million. Reoccurring malware threats continue to spur a response from the United States government for stronger defensive security measures, for the general public as well as federal offices. We explore the potential ...

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Caleb McKee

How Shodan searches help bolster your cybersecurity home defense, according to experts

If you were greeted on your front steps by a door-to-door salesman you’d never met, would your first move be to welcome them inside and hand over a map of your entire home? Our guess is probably not— you’ve likely learned never to trust a stranger with such sensitive information. Depending on what sort of devices you have and how they're configured on your home network, however, this is exactly ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [January 2021]

January 2021— a new year, new you, and, like clockwork, new information system infiltrations. Don't worry, though, because while the country has seen some major data breaches this month, we've also seen a lot of advancement from the nation's security teams. In this smart home cybersecurity news roundup, we take a closer look at what experts have said about the SolarWinds attack, the Spotify ...

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Vivian Susko

Safeguard your WFH strategy for 2021 and beyond with the Minim® Remote Scorecard

What began as a rapid, hectic shift to remote work at the start of the pandemic has now transformed into a new era of virtual employment. Faced with proof that a work-from-home strategy can be both safe and effective, many businesses are in it for the long run; About two-thirds of the companies that have adopted remote work policies expect them to be in place permanently, or at least for the ...

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Vivian Susko

On Building the New Home Services Bundle at CONNECTIONS CES 2021

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have seen a significant increase in broadband service subscriptions over the last decade, while the adoption of traditional telephone and TV service bundles has steadily dropped. Also factor in that streaming services now account for 68% of all TV viewing— a number that continues to rise as cord-cutting reaches new record highs during the pandemic. 

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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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