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Cisco Warns of VPN Bug

Cisco is warning customers using its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software about a VPN bug that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of the affected system or to remotely execute code” and “allow an attacker to take full control of the system.” Because the bug, known as DVE-2018-0101 is easy to … Continue Reading

Security Vulnerabilities Identified in Wireless Syringe Infusion Pumps

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a warning that Smiths Medical Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe infusion pumps contain a security vulnerability that can be exploited by hackers to alter the performance of the medical devices. The devices are used to infuse small doses of medication to patients and are used in acute … Continue Reading

Virtual Private Network (VPN) Providers: How Private Are They?

By Executive Order, the Trump Administration recently reversed an Obama Administration order aimed at protecting consumer’s personal information from use by their Internet Service Provider (ISP). ISPrior to the Trump’s EO, ISPs were required to get customer’s consent before using or selling their browsing habits, online shopping habits, financial information, etc. The reversal of Obama’s … Continue Reading

Privacy Tip #62 – PoisonTap Can Compromise Computer with USB Stick

Security researcher Samy Kamkar has announced that a new hacking tool—PoisonTap—can  be loaded onto a USB stick and used to hijack the Internet connection of one’s computer. The way it works is that if someone leaves their computer unattended, a hacker can stick the USB drive into the unattended laptop and although the individual may … Continue Reading
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