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Hackers broke into hospitals despite software flaw warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hackers who seriously disrupted operations at a large hospital chain recently and held some data hostage broke into a computer server left vulnerable despite urgent public warnings since at least 2007 that it needed to be fixed with a simple update, The Associated Press has …

Cybersecurity
Identity Theft

Russia is hacking the phones of NATO soldiers

Russia's digital warfare campaign isn't limited to targeting distant servers. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has learned that Russian hackers are targeting individual NATO soldiers near, such as those deployed to Poland and the Baltic states. The intruders are compromising phones or Facebook accounts, in …

Your passwords are probably a lot worse than you think

Password breaches have become commonplace. Here's how to check the status of your passwords and, more important, keep your identity safe.<p>As if the recent ransomware scares weren't enough to keep you up at night, password breaches continue to make news.<p>Back in May, for example, security research …

Cybersecurity

Improved IT security must begin with a cultural shift

For many years, IT departments and their infrastructures were managed under a strict command-and-control structure. This situation is now rapidly …

Technology (Australia)

Why you are at risk if you use SMS for two-step verification

Do two-step verification the right way to keep hackers at bay.<p>Google this month began moving people away from receiving two-step verification codes via SMS. Starting last week when signing into your account, you may have received an invite from Google to start receiving prompts via the Google app …