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

Minim on trust as a platform for innovation [podcast recap]

Listeners of the Culture of Innovation podcast tune in to hear exceptional thought leaders discuss turning innovative ideas into tangible tools.  On Friday, January 29th, Minim’s own CEO Gray Chynoweth joined host Nancy Ridge for a conversation about using trust as a platform for innovation in 2021 and beyond. This blog will cover the major takeaways of their discussion, and you can also listen ...

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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

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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Caleb McKee

Rainbow tables explained: Password hacking and how to prevent against it

  The name "rainbow table" may conjure up images of colorful furniture and dinner placements, but in actuality, it's a technology hackers use to try and commandeer information from your online accounts.

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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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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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Aaron Forbes

Minim to host webinar: The New Role of IT and How It’ll Impact Your Company

2020 has changed the way we work: 82% of company leaders plan to allow employees to work from home, pandemic or not. This abrupt paradigm shift required companies to quickly assemble business continuity plans that often lacked sufficient security practices. The smart home ecosystem presents unprecedented remote working security and productivity risks and all eyes are on IT to enable a seamless ...

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