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Seven Tips for Creating a Great Password

Do create strong passwords with a combination of letters (both uppercase & lower), numbers and symbols. Do not use easily guessed words for passwords or parts of passwords. This includes family names, birthdates, or phone numbers. Do use long passwords. As tempting as it is to use the name of your pet, you can greatly … Continued

Electronic Data Security (HIPAA)

Does Electronic Data Necessarily Mean Safer Data? Working in the health industry requires constant vigilance in regards to patient privacy. As storage methods for information change, security measures must adapt. The move towards electronically stored information brings more efficient data entry and retrieval. A question arises for many patients and health providers in the midst … Continued

USB Thumb Drives – Not Safe Anymore

“BadUSB” Hack Exposes Dangerous Vulnerability of Commonly Used Data Storage Devices If you’ve ever used a computer, you’re most likely familiar with those magic little sticks commonly known as USB Thumb Drives. Available in shapes and designs ranging from simple rectangles to colorful miniature racecars, these ubiquitous devices plug into computer USB ports and allow … Continued

Apple’s MobileMe Service Ends June 30

If you are a user of Apple’s MobileMe services, please be sure to read this announcement. As part of Apple’s rollout of iCloud — which replaces the long-standing MobileMe suite of services — all MobileMe content will be going permanently offline on Saturday, June 30, 2012.  If you wish to continue to have access to … Continued

Flashback Attack: Mac Malware Exploit Prompts Urgent Java Update From Apple

Update (4/19/2012): Apple has released a Flashback malware removal tool which, according to Apple, “removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware” — for details, see Apple’s Knowledge Base article here: ### A Trojan Horse attack known as “Flashback” has infected more than half a million Macs around the world according to Russian … Continued