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Hackers broke into a casino’s high-roller database through a fish tank

In an anecdote that illustrates how our increasing reliance on the Internet of Things (IoT) has compromised the security of confidential information, …

Microsoft is issuing software updates to fix the damage caused by Intel's Spectre and Meltdown patches

If it doesn't sound clear, it's because it is indeed a mess. Here's what happened:<p>When the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws were found, Intel issued some security patches that compromised performance on Windows 10 machines, but seemingly kept them safe from being exploited.<p>Some users, however, …

MaMi malware targets Mac OS X DNS settings

The malware is potentially a rehash of an old Windows DNS hijacker.<p>A researcher has discovered a strain of malware in the wild which targets Mac OS X …

Severe Intel security issue may impact all Macs and Windows PCs

Purchased a Mac or Windows computer recently that’s faster than any PC you’ve ever owned? Well, we need to talk. All computers packing Intel chips …

IT security

Hundreds of HP computer models carry a deactivated keylogger

In November, a computer programmer spotted some strange code while trying to control a backlit keyboard on a Hewlett-Packard laptop.<p>It was a …

Get Ready for the 'Reaper' Botnet: It's Already Infected Over a Million Devices

Just in time for Halloween, a growing hacked device botnet named "Reaper" could put the internet in the dark.<p>Over a million internet-connected cameras and routers have already been infected, researchers with the Israeli-based firm Check Point says — and the number is growing.<p>"Our research suggests …

Cybersecurity

How a coffee machine brewed up ransomware, and other startling findings in the HIMSS cybersecurity report

Ransomware: Now it’s on the breakfast menu.<p>A chemical engineer with a degree in computer science, in fact, posted on Reddit an account of an attack …

Cybersecurity

Hospitals Face Growing Cybersecurity Threats

In the neonatal intensive care unit of Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, a father is rocking a baby attached to a heart monitor. While doctors roam the halls trying to prevent infections, Chief Information Officer Theresa Meadows is worried about another kind of virus.<p>"The last thing …

Health Care

DoubleAgent attack can use anti-virus apps to hijack your PC

Security researchers from Cybellum have discovered another technique cyber criminals can use to take over your computer. The zero-day attack called DoubleAgent exploits Microsoft's Application Verifier tool, which developers use to detect and fix bugs in their apps. Developers have to load a DLL …

Beware This New Gmail Scam That Is Tricking Even Tech-Savvy Users | Inc.com

Hackers have launched a new phishing attack that is tricking even tech-savvy users. Here is what you need to know in order to protect yourself.<p>The attack works like this: Hackers who have breached someone's email account look through the emails in it for correspondence containing attachments. They …

Identity Theft

An Update on the Centralized Cardiac Telemetry Monitoring Unit

Hospitals have long struggled with “alarm fatigue,” when busy nurses become desensitized to the constant noise emanating from cardiac telemetry …

Medical Technology