When-dows 10

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When you should upgrade and what you need to consider Windows 10 the upgrade is being delivered differently than before…via download…and it is free.  Mind you, this is for the upgrade.  You need to have at least Windows 7 for all of this to be true. Sounds great, right? It is, but when it comes Read More

Malvertising and Your Computers

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Yep, we make no friends in an office when we suggest limiting internet traffic to official business websites only. Right, that means no: Facebook, Pinterest, Yahoo, Amazon, Gmail, AOL and on…. Quite often we are asked, “Is this a HIPAA requirement?” Well, no, not exactly. But we are talking risk management here. Our goal is Read More

Was Your Gmail Hacked?

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Today it was discovered that someone posted millions of Gmail passwords on a Russian website. If you are a Gmail user, you should change your password ASAP. If you use another email service like Hotmail, AOL, Yahoo! or other free or web-based email services, you should be aware…and for good measure go change your password. Read More

The iCloud Breach and your EHR

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The tech news the last few days has been all about the “hacking” of the iCloud from which many pictures of famous people were accessed and published on the internet. Not mentioned in the reporting of this “hack” is all the personal information that was probably also gathered beyond the more interesting mentions of naked Read More

Hospital Has Patient Data Stolen

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So, it hasn’t taken that long for a big hack into a major hospital system has happened. As the article noted:  “That would make the attack the largest of its type involving patient information since a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website started tracking such breaches in 2009. The previous record, an attack Read More