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.
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
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.
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.
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.