Archive for November, 2016

More Medical Devices Under Attack, Some PaceMakers May Be Vulnerable

The Internet of Things has been getting a lot of bad press in recent weeks. Not long ago, an army of enslaved smart devices was used to bring much of the internet ...

How Denial Of Service Attack Took Down Part Of The Internet

You probably noticed that at various points during a day not long ago, you couldn’t get on the internet. If you could, a lot of the sites you’re used to visiting were ...

HIPAA Hits Hard, Health Company Receives 2 Million Dollar Fine

Yet more evidence that the federal government’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is cracking down on HIPPA violations, the agency recently levied a hefty $2.14 million dollar fine against St. ...

Android Users Should Be Aware Of New Drammer Hack

The Linux exploit called Rowhammer is back in the news. This time, it’s targeting Android devices. If you missed the news about Rowhammer, or need a refresher, the exploit basically works like ...

5G Ready In 2018, May Not Be Seen Until 2020

Qualcomm has made a bold announcement in advance of this year’s 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong. Their newest offering, the X50, will ship in the second half of 2018, and is being ...

Watch Out For Facebook Private Messages That Include Videos

File this one under “public service warning.” If you’re a fan and regular user of Facebook, beware of a new virus that’s making the rounds inside the social media giant. If you ...

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Choice Hotel Data Breach Affects up To 700,000 Customers

Choice Hotel Data Breach Affects up To 700,000 Customers

Recently, an independent researcher named Bob Diachenko worked collaboratively with Comparitech. They discovered an unsecured database containing nearly 700,000 hotel[...]
Study On Passwords Shows People Still Use Breached Passwords

Study On Passwords Shows People Still Use Breached Passwords

Google recently released a large-scale password study that will probably give every IT manager in the country heartburn. The results of[...]
Select 15 Inch Macbook Pros Banned From Flights By FAA

Select 15 Inch Macbook Pros Banned From Flights By FAA

According to Apple, the 15 Inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017 have a serious battery issue[...]

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