Researcher Billy Rios and Dr Jonathan Butts from security company Whitescope said their study showed the "serious challenges" pacemaker manufacturers faced in trying to keep devices patched and free from bugs that attackers could exploit.
They found that few of the manufacturers encrypted or otherwise protected data on a device or when it was being transferred to monitoring systems.
Also, none was protected with the most basic login name and password systems or checked that devices they were connecting to were authentic.
I knew there are problems in medical devices security, but I did not know it's so bad.
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Here is the detailed description of how the WannaCry attack was "accidentally" stopped.
The beauty of Bitcoin is not just its ability to anonymously and safely handle darknet market payments like ones demanded by now popular ransomware WannaCry. Another interesting feature of Bitcoin is its ability to provide everyone else with detailed information about the number and amount of those payments as Bitcoin Blockchain is available publicly. WannaCry's Bitcoin addresses are hardcoded, which is kind of stupid but entertaining.
Bitcoin anonymity ends when you need to convert this virtual currency to old good bucks. However, there are still some options available to resolve this issue. First, you can keep the virtual currency and use it on darknet markets. Second, there are special tools called anonimizers which can mix multiple addresses and transactions in order to launder Bitcoins.
Currently, there are about 32 bitcoints on those accounts which equals to ~ $55,000.
Here are the WannaCry Bitcoin accounts:
Vulnerability in Frisco, Texas-based True Health Diagnostics software exposed at least two million personal health records
This design flaw is very primitive but dangerous.
Just another card data breach.
Today, travel industry giant Sabre Corp. disclosed what could be a significant breach of payment and customer data tied to bookings processed through a reservations system that serves more than 32,000 hotels and other lodging establishments.