Medical industry struggles with PACS data leaks

PACS servers are often used to store and transmit patient data. But how is their security implemented? We take a look at case of how poor setup can easily lead to data leaks.

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A week in security (April 1 – 7)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from April 1–7, including global data privacy laws, water plant cybersecurity, and the mysterious story of a 23-year-old woman’s visit to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

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Facebook’s plain text misstep, and other password sins

Yes, Facebook’s recent error in password handling was egregious. But there’s more than one way to abuse user data. We take a look at various missteps in credential management and how businesses can improve practices.

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Zombie email rises from grave after eight years of radio silence

What do you do when an email account you assumed was long gone comes back to life after eight years?

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Collection 1 data breach: what you need to know

In what’s being dubbed one of the largest data dumps in history, Collection 1 contains the data of over 770 million people. But is it really as bad as it sounds? We take a closer look and let users know what to do if their info is caught up in the mix.

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A week in security (January 7 – 13)

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 7 to 13, including breaches, takedowns, bug fixes, and social media issues.

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A week in security (December 10 – 16)

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 10–16, including facial recognition technology, abandoned USB sticks, even more trouble at Facebook, Google bugs, and more.

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Is FIDO the future instrument to prove our identity?

FIDO, which stands for Fast Identity Online, is set of standards that enable simpler and more secure user authentication across websites and mobile services. Does this mean the end of passwords? Time will tell.

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Twitter security snafu: change your passwords

A recent error caused passwords to be exposed internally at Twitter. As a precaution, they’re advising all users to change their passwords. Read on to find out what happened, and what you can do about it.

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Why you don’t need 27 different passwords

People have to remember an average of 27 different passwords today—and they need to be long, not obvious, have special characters, and you can’t write them down. We’re here to tell you: stop doing that. Here’s how you can protect your data and your sanity without having to remember all those passwords.

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