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Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess

June 23, 2016 13:057 comments
Physicians and other clinical staff routinely ignore or circumvent security measures, a study found.

In-brief: efforts by clinical staff to circumvent password protections are “endemic” in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff, according to a new report. 

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Et tu, Zuck? Facebook Founder Leaves Accounts Exposed

June 6, 2016 12:270 comments
Et tu, Zuck? Facebook Founder Leaves Accounts Exposed

A hacker or hacking group going by the name of “OurMine Team” briefly took control of Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts, apparently using information from a major LinkedIn security breech that occurred in 2012.
According to OurMine Team, the passwords to Zuckerberg’s little-used Pinterest and totally dormant Twitter accounts were apparently the same as those for his LinkedIn login (“dadada”). Both Twitter and Pinterest rapidly restored control of the accounts over the weekend, …read more

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RSA Next Week: Trusted Platforms and IoT & Government Data in the Crosshairs

February 26, 2016 16:35Comments Off on RSA Next Week: Trusted Platforms and IoT & Government Data in the Crosshairs
Attendees at the 2015 RSA Security Conference in San Francisco. The Security Ledger will be taking place in two sessions at RSA 2016 next week!

In-brief: RSA Conference is next week. The Security Ledger will lead two sessions looking at a hardware root of trust for Internet of Things, and the challenge of securing government data in an age of cloud computing. 

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Password Shaming: SCADA Password Dump Intended to Improve Security

January 7, 2016 11:482 comments
Password Shaming: SCADA Password Dump Intended to Improve Security

In-brief: Call it “password shaming”: a group of security researchers has published a list of default administrator credentials for the software that runs many of the world’s industrial facilities and manufacturing lines. 

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Report: Newly Discovered GlassRAT Lurked For Years, Undetected

November 23, 2015 19:47Comments Off on Report: Newly Discovered GlassRAT Lurked For Years, Undetected
RSA Security said a newly discovered Trojan horse program may have been lurking for three years on corporate networks. Chinese nationals were the apparent target.

In-brief: RSA Security said a newly discovered Trojan horse program may have been lurking for three years on corporate networks. Chinese nationals were the apparent target.

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