Keep Computers Updated!

The importance of keeping computers up to date cannot be overstated. It’s so important, that Microsoft just released an update for Windows XP, an operating system it stopped officially supporting years ago. https://healthitsecurity.com/news/the-impact-of-microsofts-latest-legacy-patch-and-rdp-security-basics

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Healthcare Providers: Warn Patients about Self-Help App Security

Anyone considering a health-related app, whether for mental health, healthcare records, or even a fitness tracker, should be very cautious. These apps may disclose and share sensitive personal and health information, in some cases disregarding the app provider’s own privacy policies. Mental Health Apps May Share User Data without Clear Privacy Policies

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Recent HIPAA Breaches

The US Department of Health and Human Services maintains a public webpage that lists breaches affecting 500 or more individuals. Here are some extremely alarming facts for the month of July, 2016: Breaches reported for the month: 26 Total number of affected records: 335,082 Average number of affected records per breach: 12,887 Number of each type of breach: Hacking/IT…

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