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Brexit: A Cybersecurity Perspective | ABI Research

June 24, 2016 12:050 comments
What will the UK's decision to leave the EU mean for cyber security laws and private firms?

In-brief: The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have vast implications in the area of information security: from the standing of laws governing cyber crime and e-commerce to the decisions made by information security and technology firms that use the UK as their base for EU Operations, according to an analysis by ABI Research. 

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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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NSA Looking to Exploit Internet of Things, Biomedical Devices

June 13, 2016 12:280 comments
NSA Headquarters in Fort. Meade, Maryland. The Agency said it is interested in using data from the Internet of Things for spying.

In-brief: The National Security Agency is looking into how devices connected to the Internet of Things – including biomedical devices- might be used for surveillance, according to NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett.

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Update: Bad Update Kills Off Lexus Radio, AC and GPS

June 8, 2016 12:410 comments
A problem with an update to Lexus's Enform entertainment system is being blamed for the loss of GPS and environmental controls in some Lexus vehicles.

In-brief: Bad data sent by a third party is being blamed for a glitch that crashed the center console in some late  Lexus and Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles, the company said. 

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EFF argues Tattoo Recognition Research Threatens Free Speech, Privacy

June 6, 2016 21:120 comments
EFF said that law enforcement efforts to develop tattoo identification technology is exploiting prisoners and violating civil liberties.

In-brief: efforts by law enforcement to use technology to automate identification of individuals based on their tattoos are violating the civil liberties of prisoners and threaten free speech and privacy, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has argued.

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