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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Unable to breach the computer network at a big oil company, hackers infected with malware the online menu of a Chinese restaurant that was popular with employees. When the workers browsed the menu, they inadvertently downloaded code that gave the attackers a foothold in the business’s vast computer network."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The feature, which will be enabled by an upcoming Windows driver update, will "emulat[e] an Ethernet connection environment" and provide a 10Gbps two-way link between two computers connected with a Thunderbolt cable."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A drone operated by a film company crashed onto the course of an Australian triathlon on Sunday, injuring one triathlete. The operator of the drone claims that he lost control because someone deliberately jammed his communication link."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Here we go...and you were wondering how you'd access your apps, input information, and navigate your computers. Well, it's here!


"Cortana puts a friendly face on a fleet of Bing services by learning about you."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Vegetarians may have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A new atomic clock, so accurate it will lose or gain only one second every 300 million years, was unveiled Thursday by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The new standard, MU-MIMO (Multiple User - Multiple Input and Multiple Output) has a clunky name -- but could make a significant difference to home network speeds and make gigabit WiFi a practical reality. MU-MIMO is part of the 802.11ac Release 2 standard, so this isn't just a custom, Qualcomm-only feature -- though we don't know exactly what other implementations will look like, or the degree of cross-compatibility we'll see in market."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"USB Type-C plug will initially sport up to 10Gpbs data transfer speeds"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

I have several dental clients who have portable devices (i.e., laptops) in which I use Truecrypt for full disk encryption (FDE) (for HIPAA compliance). In the past (prior too FDE), I'd scan their drive(s) with a LiveCD (e.g., Kaspersky's Rescue Disk) to check for malware, but obviously, this option no longer exists...and Microsoft's Bitlocker will have the same issue(s). I guess these machines should have a regular nuke-pave going forward. My concern now is these machines are regularly reconnected to their protected LAN containing PHI. With FDE I no longer have the option for advanced malware detection (i.e., rootkits, etc.) and therefor these machines, being promiscuous, are now a greater security risk to the protected LAN and I've no way to effectively scan them other than decrypt-clean/scan-encrypt. I really don't believe the health industry thought this through...Hmm...there could be a thief, camouflaged , hidden right in plain sight.

 


 
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