Security

Want to hack the WA government? Try ‘Password123’

We found this article that really highlights a simple yet common security issue. While the location is Australia, it is a problem we see commonly. This article originally appeared in Computer World. A staggering 60,000 out of 234,0000 active accounts at a range of WA government agencies were potentially at risk of a dictionary attack…

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Stolen certificates from D-Link used to sign password-stealing malware

Criminals recently stole code-signing certificates from router and camera maker D-Link and another Taiwanese company and used them to pass off malware that steals passwords and backdoors PCs, a researcher said Monday. The certificates were used to cryptographically verify that legitimate software was issued by D-Link and Changing Information Technology. Microsoft Windows, Apple’s macOS, and…

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HIPAA Tips from the Trenches

Earlier this week, I moderated a panel discussion at an event hosted by the New York chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The panel was comprised of private sector health information technology and security experts and was tasked with discussing challenges related to the interoperability and security of health information systems.…

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CyberThreat Real-time map – you need to see this.

  Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map that visualizes cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in real time. The types of threats displayed include malicious objects detected during on-access and on-demand scans, email and web antivirus detections, as well as objects identified by vulnerability and intrusion detection sub-systems.  

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Waah! WannaCry Shifts the Blame Game into High Gear

Every security crisis presents the opportunity to point fingers, but that’s just wasted energy. The criminals are at fault—and we need to work together to stop them. More and more, information security seems to be about finding someone to blame for the latest crisis. The blame game was in full gear within hours of the…

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