Mass murder via computer malware in medical devices #MurderByMalware

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

Imagine you have a pacemaker installed, and suddenly, the device discharges 830 volts into your body, certainly a fatal incident. Now imagine that it is not accidental, but instead, a computer is used to make a wireless connection and cause this behavior to occur.  Murder by Malware if you will…  Or, due to a “feature” in the pacemaker itself, multiple …

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Constant wireless network connection dropping got you down?

JohnMHoyt Apple, Aruba, Business, Cisco, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, Partners, Sales, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

Wireless woes got you down? Tired of Wi-Fi connection issues? Here are a couple of common complains we hear, maybe one of these applies to you: You have a wireless tablet (iPad, Android, Windows, etc), notebook / laptop, point of sale system, Voice over IP phone system, etc, and as you move around your business, you lose your wireless connection, …

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Hard drive stolen from Miami’s Upper Valley Medical Center #encryption #dataloss #privacy

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Here’s another case of a missing device from a medical facility… “Computer hard drive missing from UVMC hospital” A man walked into a medical center, and apparently stole a hard drive that from a computer in a patient admitting area near the main lobby. The quote that gets me was “The hospital does not believe any patient personal information is …

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228,000 South Carolina Medicaid records transferred to private email acct – Trend Micro WFBS might have stopped that

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, OS X, Partners, Sales, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

There’s a story in the news right now about the South Carolina Medicaid program losing control over 228k records. From the versions of the story I have read, it appears that individual working there transferred these records to a private email account and then to another email account. The information includes names, Medicaid ID numbers (which are also Social Security …

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Electronic Medical Records for Healthcare – Are they safe? EMR, EHR

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 3 Comments

It is no surprise that Electronic Healthcare Records / Electronic Medical Records are all over the news currently. It is an issue that affects our privacy and anytime that is in question, we get people on both sides of the fence up in arms. Built into the 2009 stimulus bill are requirements that healthcare records go digital by 2014. Yet …

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