Shadow Brokers and You

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What’s the point of all the policies? Many, especially in smaller practices feel policies and procedures are merely a harassment program. The reality is this: no matter the size of your office – you, your staff, and those you hire to help you need a solid understanding of what is expected. I constantly get an Read More

Windows Vista Not HIPAA Compliant

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So long, fare well… You know the rest. If you haven’t heard yet, Windows Vista is finally done. Some goodbyes are difficult. This one, not so much. It is time to say goodbye Windows Vista. More than likely you already have. More realistically I’ll say…hopefully you have moved on from Vista already. Microsoft has announced Read More

Is iCloud Hacked?

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There’s actually a debate. Actually, it is more of a technicality. The real question is: does it matter? There is a hacker group based in London that claims to have access to over 250 million iCloud accounts. This group is trying to hold Apple ransom – they want to be paid in bitcoin – over Read More

Chrome Font Fake Out

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Proper and ongoing training to ensure your office understands the threats to your computers is very important. A current challenge is something called the “HoeflerText” scam. Basically, if you use Chrome as your internet browser, upon going to a website that has been hacked, you may see gibberish for the text with a message that Read More

UK Hospital System Computer Virus

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A computer system virus has brought the United Kingdom’s operations to a halt today. “We have taken the decision, following expert advise, to shut down the majority of our systems so we can isolate and destroy it,” the NHS said, of the unspecified malware infection. “All planned operations, outpatient appointments and diagnostic procedures have been Read More