Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

It is difficult to live the life of a security officer knowing that you are simply managing risk and constantly trying to stay ahead of some of the brightest minds in the world.  One of the many things that keeps me awake at night is the security of our data which is job one throughout […]

It has been a while since Motion Computing updated their slate style Tablet PC’s.  Since then Panasonic has creatively borrowed the unique and “healthcare oriented” design to their line of rugged devices also targeted at healthcare professionals.  The new upgrades include a new black exterior and more interesting outside of aesthetics are the support for […]

About two weeks ago VMWare released the 2.0 version of their Fusion VM software for the Mac.  It is certainly worthy of a full point release with the level of integration between the host OS and the virtualized OS increased tremendously. It is interesting to note that VMWare Fusion offers the option to install McAffee […]

The Chicago-based Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) says it will launch a certification program for personal health records (PHRs) in mid-2009 that will emphasize privacy, security and information-sharing capabilities. The Commission has completed its first step in the process — the creation of draft criteria for testing PHRs. Beginning Sept. 29, criteria will […]

The French Public transportation company will begin employing RFID-enabled USB keys this coming fall allowing passengers to plug the unit into their PC’s to fund their cards at home as part of their home-payment effort. This combination of RFID and USB key has several other applications outside of transportation. Of course what immediately comes to […]

As health care organizations warm up to what have been coined, Web 2.0 technologies, marketing departments embrace the chance to engage patients and enhance satisfaction but in some instances it appears to have come at the cost of physician satisfaction due to the inability of physicians to respond to patient comments and ratings due to […]

It appears that Microsoft, noticing the success of the App Store from Apple, is set to launch its own app store for windows mobile platforms given a recent job posting on computerjob.com. The description states the senior project manager will ead a team that will “drive the launch of a v1 marketpace service for Windows […]

It was only a matter of time before the popularity of Apple’s OS X and iPhone attracted hackers.  Security specialists said Saturday that hackers are taking increasing aim at iPhones and Macintosh computers as the hot-selling Apple devices gain popularity worldwide. Hackers have historically focused devious efforts on computers using Windows operating systems because the […]

The convenience of online medical record access can also mean the convenient dissemination of information as well.  Despite notifications from UCLA Medical Center warning employees that it was auditing and taking a firm stance on unauthorized access to medical records, the privacy of a “well-known individual” was breached by two nurses and an ER technician […]

New Trojan Leverages Unpatched Mac Flaw. A tool for exploiting an unpatched security hole in Mac OS X systems has been developed and until earlier today was being distributed through an online forum that caters to Mac hackers, Security Fix has learned. read more


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