Worldwide ransomware attack didn’t have to happen

Posted May 15, 2017

The digital world experienced it’s first major digital attack last week, and it didn’t have to happen. The first systems targeted by the ransomware attack were the National Health Services in the United Kingdom and were followed by systems in 150 countries worldwide. More attacks are expected this week until patches can be applied to

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Missouri Casinos losing millions to Russian Hackers

Posted February 6, 2017

Missouri casinos have become the latest in a string of hacker schemes to bilk slot machines and send the money to a Russian hacker organization. Russia hackers have exploited European casinos since 2009, when the country outlawed virtually all gambling, forcing Russian casinos to sell their slot machines at steep discounts world wide. Some of the machines were

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Old security locks guests out of hotel

Posted January 31, 2017

How old is your computer security? You might want to have it checked out. A luxury hotel in Austria targeted by a ransomware attack that disabled the resort’s central key management system locking guests out. The attack was facilitated by an out of date security system. The hackers demanded a ransom of  €1,500 ($1,605) to return control

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If you thought the health care breaches were bad, just wait till this year

Posted January 25, 2017

The Experian 2017  Data Breach Industry Forecast will be the prime target for hackers this year will be the  health care industry. The report says personal medical data is among the most valuable kinds of information to target because health care officials will pay handsomely to get it back once stolen. Attacks will come in the

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Security and safety are afterthoughts in almost a third of embedded systems

Posted April 27, 2016

A recent survey conducted by the US Barr Group suggests safety and security are not getting the attention they deserve from those designing embedded systems. The web based survey produced results from 2452 embedded software designers, with 33% of responses coming from engineers based in Europe most in automotive, industrial automation, defense and medical.  One

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More than half of all computers are open to attack

Posted March 11, 2016

Two reports recently reported that more than half of all devices were running out-of-date and therefore, insecure software. eSecurity Planet reported on a study by Duo Security that took a look at 2 million internet-connected devices belonging to their customers and found out-of-date components on half of the devices included old operating systems, browsers and plug-ins, that accessed corporate applications, exposing not just

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EEMBC to look at IoT security

Posted February 26, 2016

Peter Clarke of EE Times Europe reported this week that The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) trade group plans benchmarking edge-node IoT energy consumption and IoT security. The security benchmarking will focus on software and hardware IP and SoCs security in terms energy consumed, memory used, latency and bandwidth. Security is by necessity an end-to-end

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White paper on wearable technology

Posted February 25, 2016

Mentor Graphics has published a white paper on techniques to ensure IoT devices maintain the users security. The paper looks at designing embedded software with Mentor Graphics Nucleus® RTOS and Nucleus SafetyCert™ , with a process model for space partitioning and support of ARM® Trustzone® technology.

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Your security is still your responsibility

Posted February 23, 2016

The hits just keep coming for the identity fraud protection industry. In the past year there have been dozens of lawsuits agains companies like TJX (parent company of TJ Max, HomeGoods, etc.), Target and Experian. Even LifeLock, a company that makes money off of companies caught in data theft cases reselling their service, has had

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