Medical Devices Still Aren’t Secure

Four years ago I wrote about the need to secure medical devices from potential attackers. The problem is still there and the potential for harm is just as great or greater. In October of this year (2018) the US Food And Drug Administration(FDA)’s Office of the Inspector General delivered a report entitled, THE FOOD AND […]
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Beware of Online Extortion

“We’ve been watching your browsing and…” begins yet another ransomware email. The ones I receive allege that they have my password from a porn site (I’ve never visited one), they’ve compromised my router and seen the porn I watch (again, I don’t), and that they know the password for my email server (I’ve never used […]
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More on Biometrics and Privacy

Last time I wrote about Biometrics and Privacy. Part of that involved the training of the networks needed to recognize individuals either for authentication or in images. A good description of the process of “training” the networks to recognize the images is the third part of the Medium series I referenced then. As the article […]
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Information Leakage From Radio-Frequency Emissions

If you’ve taken Learning Tree’s introduction to cybersecurity course, you may remember that it explains some ways attackers can see what a user types on a keyboard. Those are examples of “information leakage”. It also may be possible for an attacker to use an inexpensive USB radio dongle device or even-WiFi to capture and decode […]
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How Should I Dispose of My Old Electronics (That May Have Passwords In Them)?

Recycling is good. I even wrote about recycling your devices a couple of years ago. Just recently the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team or US-CERT (part of the US Department of Homeland Security – DHS) issued Security Tip ST18-15 on Proper Disposal of Electronic Devices. Given that new “Tip” and the fact that this is […]
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