Vivian Susko

Digital parenting in the smart home era: 2021 Minim outlook

COVID-19 has left a massive digital footprint, transforming the way people communicate and connect with one another; screen time increased by an average of two hours per day in adolescents and young adults around the world, with reports of higher stress levels and decreased physical activity to boot. While technology allows the younger generation to stay connected, it also leaves them more ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [February 2021]

Spring is just around the corner, and in the midst of all your Spring cleaning, don’t forget to do a sweep through your computer with a malware scan. In this month's smart home cybersecurity roundup, we uncover a mysterious yet dormant threat native to macOS devices, Accellion's decision to deprecate their file transfer application, and the diverse slew of malware targeting gamers using Discord. 

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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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Vivian Susko

New Minim features deliver broadband usage insights to demystify data caps and upgrade needs

At the start of the pandemic, average daytime home broadband consumption increased to 6.3 GB, a staggering 41.4% jump from January 2020. Now, in 2021, demand for broadband services hasn’t faltered, but increased, resulting in many ISPs implementing data caps to manage network capacity. Unfortunately, subscribers don’t usually have a handle on why or how they hit their bandwidth limits. While home ...

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Aaron Forbes

WiFi 6 compatible devices for 2021

We’ve spent the past year writing about WiFi 6, the latest generation of wireless connection to hit the consumer market. Now that more WiFi 6-enabled devices are appearing on the shelves, however, the time has finally come to see which products stand out above the rest. 

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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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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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Samantha Albano

On work from home security with Telarus CEO Adam Edwards

At Minim, our mission is to make home WiFi safe for both personal and work-from-home use. That's why we're happy to announce our recent debut on Telarus Virtual to discuss exactly why organizations committed to managing remote teams need to be looking beyond traditional VPN and endpoint security technologies to safeguard their business continuity. Below is a recap of the interview!

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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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Aaron Forbes

Cybersecurity home defense: how to secure your WFH network

Nearly ten years ago, the workforce saw the popularity of the Bring Your Own Device or BYOD trend rise in the workplace—significantly enough that 70% of businesses have developed BYOD policies. On top of this, the app explosion of 2013 led to the need for businesses to further manage this additional onslaught of data.

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