Monday, July 31, 2006

IT security only half the solution

A majority of companies now increasingly depend on IT to carry out critical business functions, but internal and external threats to IT are both increasing exponentially.
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Health care IT on the rise

The number of physicians using electronic medical records has increased by one-third since 2001, according a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Man indicted after stealing health care database

A man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for downloading the personal information of more than 80,000 members of the American College of Physicians, according to the Department of Justice.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Hackers hold data for ransom

Smaller companies should back up their data to protect against ransomware, according to Kaspersky Labs.
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Friday, July 21, 2006

Joke of the Day


Ad on MySpace Serves Up Adware to 1M PCs

More than 1 million users of MySpace.com and other websites may have been infected with adware spread by a banner advertisement, according to iDefense, a computer security group.

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Bogus Google Site Hiding Trojan Horse

Scammers have set up an exact copy of the download page for Google’s toolbar plug-in in an attempt to lure users to download a Trojan backdoor.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Health care providers scramble to adopt NPI numbers

Health insurers are scurrying to make the last changes in their IT systems in order to comply with a federal requirement for doctors and hospitals to use standard ID numbers in processing claims and other electronic transactions.
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Employers crack down on computer policy violations

Many employers are firing employees for violations of computer and Internet policies, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Thursday, July 13, 2006

IBM Sued over Hacked E-Mail Server

A Washington, D.C., law firm has sued IBM claiming that the computing giant is responsible for a 2005 attack on its e-mail server.

Butera & Andrews claims that an unknown IBM employee attempted to attack its e-mail server in November of last year, shortly after the law firm discovered that its computer had been taken over by an unknown attacker. Security investigators traced the source of the attack to a computer within IBM’s Cornwallis Road facility in Durham, N.C., the law firm alleges.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

World Cup Security Considered a Great Success

Despite fears of hooligan riots, terrorist attacks and chaos in the streets, the security operation at the World Cup must be considered a great success, the BBC reports.

Move Over Phishing, Here Comes ‘Vishing’

Secure Computing has reported an ingenious new type of phishing scam that uses VOIP telephony to entrap its victims.

Dubbed "vishing", the fraud sees a randomly dialled user phoned by an automated system to be told that their credit card has been used illegally.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

VPN market at $23 billion and growing

The VPN services market in 2005 was worth $23 billion, a 14 percent increase over 2004, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.
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