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Ransomware and what you need to know

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in News | Comments Off

As you know the technology landscape is always changing. Sometimes change.Sometimes change or action comes out of necessity. This is one of those times. Let me explain why. Ransomware is quickly becoming a popular topic when it comes to healthcare and patient data security.  Covered entities and their business associates should take notice of this latest threat to sensitive information. What is Ransomeware? “The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) has called 2016 the year of ransomware, and that it will “wreak havoc” on...

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AOL email hacked: Several users complain about compromised accounts

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in News | Comments Off

We have had several clients’ personal AOL accounts hacked and their address lists spammed. Original Article posted here by Chicago Tribune:   AOL email hacked: Several users complain about compromised accounts By Salvador RodriguezThis post has been updated, as indicated below.3:56 p.m. CDT, April 21, 2014 You’ve got (spam) mail. Several AOL users are complaining on Twitter that their email accounts have been hacked and are being used to send out spam to others. Multiple users have said that their accounts have been affected...

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The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in News | Comments Off

Repost from Mashable.com Link to original article here   The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now It’s time to update your passwords to various sites affected by the Heartbleed bug. IMAGE: MASHABLE COMPOSITE. ISTOCKPHOTO, SOBERP BY MASHABLE TEAM4 DAYS AGO An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and...

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CryptoLocker Virus

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in News | Comments Off

CryptoLocker Virus

CryptoLocker Virus There is a new Virus in town.  Beware – this one is particularly troublesome and it’s called CryptoLocker.   It’s most disruptive in that it can infect a workstation and can also damage files on your server. It’s designed so your Antivirus, Firewall, DNS blocking (OpenDNS for Shelterblue clients) aren’t detecting it until it’s too late and it keeps ‘morphing’ daily so the AV companies can’t pin it down. How it works: This virus infects a users’ PC and...

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Much faster Wi-Fi coming soon

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in News | Comments Off

An interesting article re-posted from CNNMoney about future WiFi tech on the horizon. http://money.cnn.com/2013/06/19/technology/mobile/wifi-speeds/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 Much faster Wi-Fi coming soon By David Goldman @DavidGoldmanCNN June 19, 2013: 7:39 PM ET Only a handful of Wi-Fi devices feature the new “ac” technology, including this Netgear router. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) A new, faster version of Wi-Fi was officially rubber-stamped Wednesday. The latest Wi-Fi technology, called “802.11ac,” offers speeds of up to 1.3...

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Tatsuo Horiuchi | the 73-year old Excel spreadsheet artist

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Click the link below.  This artist uses Microsoft Excel to generate some amazing artwork.  There is even a file you can download from the article and play with yourself. http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2013/05/28/tatsuo-horiuchi-excel-spreadsheet-artist/

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Referral & Loyalty Program Preparation: Are Patients Judging You by Your Technology?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Repost from http://blog.carestreamdental.com/referral-loyalty-program-preparation-patients-judging-technology/ Referral & Loyalty Program Preparation: Are Patients Judging You by Your Technology? Written by David Gane on January 30, 2013. Posted in Loyalty Programs, Technology In dentistry, clinical expertise and experience should count for more than technology systems —but the truth is that patients do judge us by the technology we use. It can take as many as 25 years to become a great dentist, but these days it only take 25 minutes to...

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Google Offers Some Detail About How It Transfers Data to the Government

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Reposted from NY Times – Link to article  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/google-offers-some-detail-about-how-it-transfers-data-to-the-government/?ref=technology JUNE 12, 2013, 5:52 PM 26 Comments Google Offers Some Detail About How It Transfers Data to the Government By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER FACEBOOK TWITTER GOOGLE+ SAVE E-MAIL SHARE PRINT Google has offered a few more details about how it shares user data with the government, including in response to national security requests. As The New York Times reported on Tuesday, when...

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Free WiFi for your patients: AKA “The Office Without a Hotspot is Not a Hot Spot”

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in News | Comments Off

From the AAO tech Blog http://www.aaotechblog.com/2013/01/free-wifi-for-your-patients-aka-office.html Sunday, January 27, 2013 Free WiFi for your patients: AKA “The Office Without a Hotspot is Not a Hot Spot” By Jeremy M. Albert, DMD, MS What was once just a trendy offering at Starbucks or Barnes & Nobles, open Wi-Fi access points or ‘hotspots’ for laptops, tablets, or mobile phones have become pretty common fare in most businesses with reception areas.   Even your friendly neighborhood orthodontist!   However, offering this...

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How to Avoid Getting Infected By The New Mac Trojan

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in News | Comments Off

http://www.cultofmac.com/220583/how-to-avoid-getting-infected-by-the-new-mac-trojan/

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