Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news: Malware stats amid COVID-19 [April 2020]

The smart home's attack surface has only grown since the start of COVID-19. As remote workers connect new devices to their home networks, access sensitive work files, and use work devices for personal use, attackers are paying attention. Here's what some of the most recent data (including Minim's) shows regarding malware found on the home office network.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news: Work From Home edition [March 2020]

In light of the global remote working movement taking place as a result of COVID-19, this month's smart home cybersecurity news roundup focuses on the new vulnerabilities introduced by working from home.

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Samantha Albano

Behind the scenes with Lyrebirds, the team who discovered Cable Haunt

Minim's podcast series is back! Joining us in the latest episode of The Signal is Kasper Terndrup of Lyrebirds, the cybersecurity consultancy that uncovered the Cable Haunt vulnerability.

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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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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [December 2019 edition]

The holidays are a notorious time to buy the latest tech. With an expected $97 billion spent on tech gifts this holiday season, staying up-to-date on the latest smart home cybersecurity news stories has become even more important. The stories that caught our attention this month were on the Blink camera and Ruckus router vulnerabilities.

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Sam Stelfox

What is Light Commands? Smart home cybersecurity news [November 2019 edition]

November was a busy month regarding smart home cybersecurity news. You might recall hearing about Finland's new cybersecurity labeling process for IoT devices, a global science and safety company's introduction of an IoT Security Rating, and Amazon Ring privacy policies being under scrutiny. While these stories made headlines, today's focus is on another headline— a new hacking method for voice ...

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Sam Stelfox

What is Gafgyt malware? Smart home cybersecurity news [October 2019 edition]

Last month, we shared about major vulnerabilities affecting popular router brands, such as D-Link, Lenovo, and ASUS. Vulnerable wireless routers have made the cut for our smart home cybersecurity news roundup again with the recent news of a new Gafgyt malware variant.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [September 2019]

Smart home cybersecurity continues to be a hot topic as more vulnerabilities are found in consumer IoT. Vulnerable targets disclosed this month include millions of mobile phone models and several popular smart home routers.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [August 2019 edition]

There were numerous vulnerabilities discovered in the past month's time that targeted billions of IoT devices. In this edition of our smart home cybersecurity news roundup, we'll dive into the vulnerabilities that caused a critical "Update Now" warning for IoT devices using VxWorks OS and multiple security exploits for the Google Nest Cam IQ.

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Samantha Albano

Minim feature spotlight: AI-driven alerts for security

The July 2019 edition of the Consumer Analytics Newsletter by Parks Associates, an IoT market research and consulting firm, discusses how AI has shaped the smart home. Among their AI use cases measured, the most appealing to smart home device owners were AI-driven alerts for security— such as when someone enters the home, a window breaks, or an unusual noise is detected. At Minim, we too employ ...

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