Hacked medical devices gaining traction

No manufacturer, hospital, medical facility or consumer wants to experience the nightmare of hacked medical devices. If we don’t beef up the security game soon—the bad guys will be snacking on Kobe Filet while the rest of us choke down skirt steak.

Medical devices

This year, Johnson & Johnson became the first medical device manufacturer to warn consumers about  medical device vulnerabilities when the company disclosed the Animas OneTouch Ping Insulin pump could be hacked.

Hacked medical devices gaining trac...

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Online Travel Agency Deals: Due Diligence and Dive

Online travel agency deals

On your next Google search for “best airline ticket prices” you may want to think twice before clicking on any link to an online travel agency that promises discount travel vouchers, cheap airline tickets or free airfare. Most of the time it really is too good to be true and you would be better off searching for deals on well known, trusted websites.

A recent Google search placed the online travel agency site JustFly.com on my radar...

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Ransoc, simplified ransomware

Ransoc no fire ransomware

Proofpoint recently discovered a new ransomware variant dubbed Ransoc, that is distributed through malvertising campaigns on adult web sites. If you do not go to adult sites, you should be safe from this threat. If you do go to adult websites and manage to have a meetup with this new variant, and you are comfortable with the windows registry—it’s easy to remove

No encryption used

Ransoc scrapes torrents, instant messaging clients, Skype and social media profiles (Facebook, LinkedIn) for poten...

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Affiliate interlopers abundant on LinkedIn

We could be an affiliate

The past few months I’ve racked up quite a few “I’d like to join your LinkedIn network” invites and I can assure you that I am extremely hesitant when these invitations arrive. Many newly created LinkedIn affiliate interlopers have zero to two first degree connections (in contrast to my connections.) Though I am suspicious by nature when connecting to strangers on social media, I am also curious as to what the new (potential) contact hopes to achieve...

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