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18,000 HMSA members’ information hacked

At least 18,000 Hawaii Medical Services Association members may have had their personal information accessed in a cyber attack on the Anthem Inc. A post on the HMSA website says users who received services from Anthem over the last 10 years could have had their information accessed. The number of affected members could be as high as 20,000 as the organization processes 2,000 unknown names. The information that may...

BadUSB attack and the Industrial control systems

Industrial control systems are in danger of being hacked by using a modified version of the BadUSB attack says Michael Toecker in his presentation at the Security Analyst Summit 2015 in Cancun. Not that long ago, BadUSB swept across the cybersecurity community as one of the hottest hacks of the year. BadUSB featured the ability to modify the firmware of USB controller chips of many USB devices, with focus mainly on...

Shodan Founder finds 250,000 routers sharing same SSH keys

The Founder of Shodan John Matherly was revamping the SSH banner when discovered a large number of devices that share same SSH keys. The Founder of Shodan, John Matherly, has conducted in December 2014 a personal research discovering that more than 250,000 routers used in Spain and deployed by Telefonica de Espana, and thousands more used in other countries worldwide are using the same SSH keys Matherly was...

Is Bio hacking a security risk? The future is now!

Bio hacking – technology and humans have never been so close, they complement each other. But what are the security and privacy risks? IS BIOHACKING A SECURITY RISK? Imagine a world where our day to day activities like door locking, supermarket purchases, credit card swipes and smartphone usage are replaced by just one chip embedded under your skin. We are upgrading the human bodies to meet the technological needs....

SplashData published the list of Worst passwords of 2014

SplashData has published its annual report on the used of passwords that includes the list of the Worst passwords of 2014. Here we are to analyze the annual study published by SplashData, titled “123456” Maintains the Top Spot on SplashData’s Annual “Worst Passwords” List“, on the use of the passwords. Which are the most common passwords used by the users? Despite numerous suggestions, do users use strong...

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