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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Vivian Susko

Bring Your Own Network (BYON), Explained.

Minim rolled out our Bring Your Own Network™ (BYON) solution back in March 2020 to help businesses provide reliable remote connectivity and protect employee privacy in the WFH era. The inspiration came to us after launching our internal survey on remote network vulnerabilities and exploring cybersecurity home defense strategies for the distributed worker.  

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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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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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Aaron Forbes

Smart home cybersecurity explained

At Minim, we take security seriously. Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) in people’s homes is our thing. But did you know it’s easy to take some big steps in the right direction on your own?

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Aaron Forbes

Solving the WFH security problem with Minim + Telarus [podcast]

This past March, the number of remote workers in the United States grew by 16 million. It’s also expected that anywhere between 25% to 30% of the global workforce is going to be working remotely by the end of next year, and over 70% of CFOs have said they’ve made long-term plans for working remotely at their companies.  With this widespread shift, new challenges in corporate data security are ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [July 2020]

This month’s smart home cybersecurity news roundup includes the Twitter hack affecting 130 accounts, the F5 BIG-IP vulnerability affecting thousands of systems around the globe, and Garmin’s ransomware problem that left customers in the dark for days.

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Aaron Forbes

The UPnP security exploit affecting millions of home devices

You might have heard the term “plug and play” before. In general, the term encompasses a device that can be used without user configuration, allowing for a smooth and easy setup and continuous usage throughout the device’s lifetime. Although this might sound nice at first, the Universal Plug and Play or UPnP protocol has seen enough controversy throughout its lifespan and has been affected by ...

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Sam Stelfox

Ring doorbell privacy concerns: Smart home cybersecurity news [January 2020]

Prevalent in smart home cybersecurity news for months now, Ring doorbell privacy concerns continue to surface— This week, news broke out regarding the presence of third-party trackers in the Ring Video Doorbell mobile app for Android. 

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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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