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HIPAA Fines Are Real, Laptop Theft Costs Company $3.9 Million

By developer / May 10, 2016

Does your company work with health information in any capacity? If it does, be advised, HIPAA violations are real, and can cost you and your business big money. The most recent company to find itself in the crosshairs of the Department of Health and Human Services is the Feinstein Institute, which is a non-profit biomedical research…

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Email Privacy Act Revision Could Add Better Protections

By developer / May 9, 2016

On the heels of the FBI’s dustup with Apple Computer, the Judiciary committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has advanced a bill to the full chamber that would give cloud-stored data and emails more than 180 days old some much needed protection from law enforcement searches. The new bill would update a 30-year old…

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Millions of Windows XP Machines are Not Secure, Is Yours?

By developer / May 7, 2016

Windows XP was, by any measure, the most successful and ubiquitous operating system of all time. To this day, now two years after Microsoft formally ended support for the platform, there are still tens of millions of computers running XP. Fully, this is approximately 10.9% of the PCs on the planet. That’s dangerous, and if…

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Is Your Point Of Sale System Secure?

By developer / May 6, 2016

Here’s the hard reality: Even if you devote sufficient resources to get the best security money can buy to protect your business from hackers, you might still be at risk. The reason? Well, in addition to the fact that there’s no such thing as security that a determined hacker can’t breach, there’s the simple fact…

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Is Uber Sharing Your information?

By developer / May 5, 2016

Are you, or is someone you know a driver for Uber? Have you used the rideshare service to get from Point A to Point B? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then odds are good that at least some of your information has been shared with a variety of government agencies.…

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Opera Browser Adds Free VPN For Better Privacy

By developer / May 4, 2016

When you surf the web, do you use a VPN (Virtual Private Network)? More than half a billion of the web’s users do, which is about a quarter of the web’s population, so you may be one of them. If you’re not, you should consider it, because it makes your browsing experience safer and more…

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All USB-C Cables Aren’t Created Equal, Amazon Fights Back

By developer / May 2, 2016

You may not have heard much about USB-C cables, but you will. They are the future of USB connectivity, and will ultimately replace both USB-A and USB-B cables, which are the ones you’re likely using right now to connect your various devices. A few months ago, Google Engineer Brian Leung had a nasty encounter with…

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