Medical industry struggles with PACS data leaks

Credit to Author: Vasilios Hioureas| Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:05:21 +0000

PACS servers are often used to store and transmit patient data. But how is their security implemented? We take a look at case of how poor setup can easily lead to data leaks.

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Are Your Passwords Secure Enough?

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 16:20:58 +0000

Today, we'll take a deep dive into passwords, including what vulnerabilities weak passwords can open up and how to improve authentication security.

Online passwords are sensitive data. When they end up in the wrong hands, your private information is at risk. Since cybercriminals are always searching out new ways to break into those online accounts, you need to watch over the passwords to your accounts as if they were your children. Since we typically access our accounts…

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A week in security (April 1 – 7)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:52:47 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from April 1–7, including global data privacy laws, water plant cybersecurity, and the mysterious story of a 23-year-old woman’s visit to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

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Facebook’s plain text misstep, and other password sins

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Yes, Facebook’s recent error in password handling was egregious. But there’s more than one way to abuse user data. We take a look at various missteps in credential management and how businesses can improve practices.

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Yabba dabba doo!

Credit to Author: Sharky| Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 03:00:00 -0800

Fish is being onboarded as a software engineer and has to download the code repository and start building it. But in checking the setup guide, he can’t find any instructions on what user credentials to use to log in. This seems like something he should be able to figure out, so he trolls through multiple document systems (internal websites, Google documents and wikis) until he finds an old document that says to use his username as both username and password for version control access. That’s easy enough — but it doesn’t work. Fish gets a message saying his account wasn’t found or the password didn’t match.

Time to submit a help desk ticket. And the explanation is simple. IT had neglected to run the script that created an account for fish in the version control system. Ten minutes after submitting the ticket, fish is in at last.

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