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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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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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

The dangers of password leaks: Smart home cybersecurity news [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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Aaron Forbes

New Minim mobile app features improve ease-of-use for users

Minim is always improving our platform to bring our users the best experience possible. Below, we outline some of the changes to the security feature in the Minim® Mobile app.

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