Stolen health care laptop computer contained thousands of patient records… Another case for encryption!

Another day, another stolen computer in the news. This time the laptop computer stolen contained close to 10,000 Hartford Hospital and VNA HealthCare patient records. A spokesperson for the Hartford, CT group has confirmed that the data included “names, Social Security numbers, Medicade and Medicare numbers, diagnosis and treatment records and other information.” and that the data was not encrypted, …

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LoJack type tracking software helps recover stolen and lost laptops

Two articles are in the news in the last few weeks that have helped increase awareness of LoJack and other tracking software packages. In one case, Maple Ridge School District in Canada was able to recover four stolen school laptops using this technology STORY HERE and in another, the owner of a stolen notebook used Orbicule Security Software to snap a …

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Who sends a letter to the RIAA informing them of their pirating activities?

I’ve written a number of blog posts about the RIAA, and how people have been wrongfully accused of stealing (pirating) by the RIAA, and law suits threatened. Well, it appears, that someone at the RIAA has been doing a little illegal downloading of their own, though the RIAA claims it was not them. Here’s more information: http://torrentfreak.com/riaa-someone-else-is-pirating-through-out-ip-addresses-111221/ So secure those …

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Check out YouHaveDownloaded.com to see what may have been downloaded using your IP address

Visit this site http://www.youhavedownloaded.com/ and hopefully you will see something like this: Wow!! Are you sure you and your friends don’t work for the RIAA? Maybe Sony or Universal? Maybe you’re both just really good at covering your tracks. Either way, congratulations, neither you or your friends and family returned any results from our crawlers. Tonight, you can jump into bed, open up Netflix or iTunes and …

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Sensitive data on your computers? Get it encrypted… NOW!

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System notebook that was stolen from an employee’s car this year has caused concern for many individuals who’s records were contained on that device. (Story Here) What can you do to protect your data from prying eyes in the event your notebook or even a desktop computer is stolen?  Easy, you can utilize disk or file …

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Have you received a letter or email from the RIAA? Unsecured access points could cause this…

A friend of our was near tears recently when they received the following email: From: abuse@charter.net <abuse@charter.net> Subject: [xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx] Notice of Copyright Infringement To: user@someaddy.com Date: Saturday, July 22, 2011, 5:51 PM Dear Charter Internet Subscriber: Charter Communications (“Charter”) has been notified by a copyright owner, or its authorized agent, that your Internet account may have been involved in the exchange …

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