FDA Warns Hospitals to Stop Using Hackable Drug Pumps

You may have seen news that US Food and Drug Administration is now “strongly encouraging” hospitals not to use a leading brand of drug pump over hacking fears. The BBC story is here for more details. John Smith, Principal Solution Architect at Veracode commented on the FDA issues warnings to hospitals over hackable drug infusion pumps. John […]

Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Smart Home Automation Hubs

vulnerabilities

New research finds zero-day vulnerabilities in Amazon’s top-selling smart home systems Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance management solutions, announced results of an extensive security assessment of three top-selling smart home automation hub products available on Amazon. The research uncovered zero-day flaws in each hub that could allow hackers to […]

Top Five Tax Pitfalls that can Affect Small Businesses

Top 5 Tax Pitfalls

The US tax code is famously complex. And with frequently changing local and state taxes added into the mix as well as sales tax collection and reporting obligations, it takes focus and determination – and frequently professional help – for small businesses to fully comply. When tax time for individual filers rolls around, media coverage […]

Fake Japanese E-Commerce Sites Used for Stealing Credit Card Information

Stealing credit card information

We have discovered a new fraud trend taking place in Japan and China. The scheme consists of completely fake e-commerce sites, solely created with the intention of stealing credit card information from the buyers (victims). These sites don’t actually sell anything – they are designed for the sole purpose of capturing credit card data, to […]

Providing Highly-Secure Mobile Banking Solution for Smartphones

banking solution for their smartphones

One of Japan’s Largest Banks Expands Use of VASCO Authentication Solutions to Reduce Fraud and Enhance Customer Convenience VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), a global leader in authentication, electronic signatures, and identity management, announced that Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) will provide their online retail banking customers with a highly-secure mobile banking solution […]

Discovering the IT Knowledge Gap on Social Media Threats

Social Media

Industry leader in advanced threat protection provides IT with visibility into social media risks and attacks Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading next-generation security and compliance company, announced from Black Hat USA 2015 (booth #1111), Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) Social Discover, which provides IT administrators with immediate visibility into the social media accounts linked […]

5 Tips to Mend your SysAdmin Relationship

Sysadmin Relationship tips

If you’ve spent much time interacting with system administrators, you know how unlikely it would be for them to host a relationship-fixing TV show. Were they born like this, or did IT support requests just grind them into jaded powder? With a combination of endless patches, glitches, and caffeinated techno pulsing in the background, they […]