Privacy & Security

KRACK Wi-Fi flaw puts medical devices at risk

A screensnap of a KRACK attack. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 04:35 pm May 01, 2018
Discovered in October, the fundamental WP2 protocol vulnerability can cause a complete loss of control of data and let a hacker launch a man-in-the-middle attack.
cybersecurity threats
By Jessica Davis 03:01 pm May 01, 2018
The planned update is just the latest move to improve the National Health Services since WannaCry.
ransomware attacks

Center for Orthopaedic Specialists in West Hills, California. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 02:27 pm April 26, 2018
Hackers hit the IT vendor of three Center for Orthopaedic Specialists locations in February, which locked out users and encrypted patient data.
healthcare data breach
By Jessica Davis 12:41 pm April 25, 2018
MEDantex left a portion of its customer portal open to the public after it rebuilt its site due to a ransomware attack.
healthcare MRI x-ray hacking cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 01:13 pm April 24, 2018
Orangeworm is targeting the sector and associated vendors for what Symantec researchers believe is to conduct espionage on the industry.
medical device security
By Jessica Davis 01:51 pm April 23, 2018
In an RFI, a House committee outlines the severity of cybersecurity issues plaguing legacy software and equipment and asks stakeholders to begin tackling these challenges.
bug bounty program
By Bill Siwicki 01:25 pm April 23, 2018
While more organizations are warming to the concept of paying hackers to discover and report on security vulnerabilities, there's still some confusion and ambiguity about the idea.
Amazon blockchain healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 11:59 am April 23, 2018
Cloud vendor says it will begin by targeting the healthcare and finance industries with the new tools for developing blockchain-based apps, networks and projects.
WannaCry cybersecurity National Health Service

The WannaCry lock screen.

By Jessica Davis 01:19 pm April 20, 2018
Some NHS units failed because the Cyber Essentials Plus sets a high bar, while others simply have not patched their systems appropriately, the U.K. Commons Public Accounts committee found.
St. Jude pacemakers
By Jessica Davis 12:39 pm April 19, 2018
The device manufacturer acquired St. Jude Medical last year and has since been working to fix severe vulnerabilities found in its pacemakers.

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