Patient and hospital records are at serious risk of hacking attacks, according to a two-year study of healthcare facilities by Independent Security Evaluators, based in Baltimore, Md. The 71-page study assessed security at 12 hospitals, two health data facilities, two medical devices from one manufacturer, and two web applications. The assessment took place over a two-year period.
Evaluators attacked medical organizations in controlled settings. The attacks included compromising drug dispensers, patient monitoring systems and check-in kiosks. The attacks on drug dispensers took place after infections using USB sticks that were left on hospital premises. Such attacks carried [...]
Google Hacker Tavis Ormandy has previously revealed vulnerabilities in the Russian anti-virus Kaspersky Labs. He has now revealed more vulnerabilities in their system framework. Ormandy is famous for finding vulnerabilities in major anti-virus vendors to help them improve their security.
Tavis Ormandy has revealed more vulnerabilities in the system framework of Kaspersky, one of the largest and most reputed anti-virus vendors in the world. He turned his attention to Kaspersky after exposing vulnerabilities in Sophos and ESSET. Tavis had released a report earlier this month about some security vulnerabilities that he found in Kaspersky and has now revealed an even more [...]