Smart TV always listening?

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Did you know that the latest “smart” TVs from Samsung might just be listening in on you? More specifically, these TVs actively listen.  Why?  Well, to make life easier for you of course.  You can’t be expect to click a few buttons can you? What’s going on here?  Samsung has a line in their latest Read More

Certain Version of IE Not Compliant

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It is part of growth, it is a part of moving forward.  When older versions of software are no longer supported by their vendor, they automatically become a HIPAA security risk you need to stay away from. In this case, Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10 are no longer being supported by Microsoft. This Read More

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