Secure Photocopier?

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This first came to light, publicly, on CBS. Then we wrote about it. Before this was made public, I had come across the issue of photocopiers storing data in a slightly different way. A friend had ordered a used photocopier from somebody. I actually found this somebody in the classified section of the Wall Street Read More

Our Lady lost 24,000 patients

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We are seeing this way too often. Our Lady of Peace, a psychiatric hospital in Louisville, KY is in the middle of a painful and embarrassing process. A flash drive was lost that: … contained unencrypted data on patients admitted since 2002 and patients assessed, but never admitted, since 2009. Data on admitted patients included Read More

Blood Donor ID Info Stolen in Hawaii

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A laptop that contained information on almost 40,000 donors, and potential donors, was stolen in March. Information contained on this laptop includes: name, address, SSN, and medical condition of those who can’t donate blood. The good news is this laptop requires 2 passwords to access the personal information. The bad news is it is very Read More