Post Tagged with: "software"

FDA: Antivirus Crashed Diagnostic Tool During Heart Procedure

May 3, 2016 10:510 comments
The Hemo diagnostic tool by Merge Healthcare was felled by anti virus software running on a monitoring PC, the FDA said in a recent Adverse Incident report.

In-brief: antivirus software running on a medical diagnostic computer caused the device to fail in the middle of a cardiac procedure, the FDA said.

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Podcast: Privacy Sweeps and securing the IoT Supply Chain

April 30, 2016 16:560 comments
Supply Channel Coordination or Logistics Chain as Concept

In-brief: Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts speaks with John Dickson, a principal at Denim Group about the recent Internet of Things privacy sweep and about the challenge of securing the Internet of Things supply chain. 

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Updated: Vulnerability on 3m Systems Could Spread Ransomware To Schools

April 18, 2016 12:030 comments
Two U.S. Senators are requesting information about the government's experience with ransomware - asking whether Uncle Sam has paid ransoms to get data back.

In-brief: Researchers at Cisco Systems said that they had identified more than 3 million “at risk” application servers running a vulnerable component that has been linked to ransomware infections. More than 1,600 of those systems have already been compromised, including many school libraries. Updated to add comment from Follett Corp. PFR 4/18/2016

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Another Supply Chain Mystery: IP Cameras Ship With Malicious Software

April 14, 2016 19:310 comments
A network of 900 Closed Circuit Cameras were involved in a denial of service attack against a cloud-based service said the firm Imperva.

In-brief: The discovery of a malicious link buried in software for a common IP camera sold on Amazon and other online retail outlets is just the latest example of supply chain based threats to connected products.  

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UL Charges for Cyber Standards, Draws Scrutiny

April 13, 2016 19:252 comments
A lab at Underwriters Laboratories, circa 1946. The group is coming under fire for refusing to publish the details of its new cyber security testing standards. (Image courtesy of The Library of Congress.)

In-brief: Product testing firm Underwriters Laboratories drew scrutiny by charging for copies of new standards for connected devices. But security experts say the new UL standards are poised to have a big impact – especially in industries like medicine and critical infrastructure. 

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