Death of Windows 7

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The death of Windows 7 is on the horizon As with all operating systems (OS), when a new one arrives, the old OS continues to be supported for a period of time. Supported means a few things: It still works Updates (security patches) are still published The OS is considered usable by HIPAA standards. As Read More

Mining in Your Medical Office

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Bitcoin, which is a crypto-currency, has ballooned in value over the last several months. One of the basics parts of crypto-currency is the “mining” aspect. Mining is part of the back bone of crypto-currency. The block chain requires many different computers to keep track of transactions. Keeping up with these transactions requires quite a bit Read More

A Krack in Your WiFi

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What the heck is going on here? The bad guys now have free reign into my WiFi? No. Let me explain this as it pertains you, the typical medical office. “Krack” as it is called, is a method of hacking into a WiFi system. It is not easy to do. The risk to a home Read More

Network Survey Call

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I’m sure many of you get the all too often sales call covering as a “survey”. The first words spoken are “this is not a sales call, but a survey…” We today got another one of these, but this time the topic of the survey was on our computer network. Immediately my hyper-paranoia kicked in Read More

Barracuda Attack? Not!

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[Update] Our original post on this topic noted the attack was using the Barracuda network appliance as part of an attack. After speaking with Barracuda, we were able to clarify that is NOT the case. Also, the Barracuda representative explained that this was not a phishing attack, but a ransomware attack. I’ve removed the previous Read More