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MA medical billing practice faces Hipaa penalties

Former owners of a Marblehead-based medical billing practice and four pathology groups have agreed to collectively pay $140,000, settling allegations that sensitive medical records and confidential billing information for tens of thousands of Massachusetts patients were improperly disposed of at a public dump, Attorney General Martha Coakley […]

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Why did I get a virus?!

For crying out loud… How did this happen? You’re just surfing along, minding your own business and BAM – some bogus-looking thing pops up claiming you have 300 infected files and you need to pay $70 to get your computer cleaned. Or, like my elderly neighbor over […]

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Are you using Postini? It’s time to make other plans

Are you a Postini user? Postini is an email security platform that was gobbled up by Google a few years ago. Google Apps email users have enjoyed the spam and virus protection ever since, as have many clients who leveraged the Postini tools to cleanse their incoming […]

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Oracle releases the awaited patch for Java

After announcing a fix was coming just yesterday, Oracle on Sunday released Java 7 Update 11 to address the recently disclosed security vulnerability. If you use Java, you should download the latest update now from the Java Control Panel or directly from Oracle’s website here: Java SE […]

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Concern over the zero-day Java exploit grows

Security experts worldwide are raising the alarm about the recently disclosed zero-day exploit affecting all versions of Java. The latest Java version, Java 7 Update 10 contains a critical security vulnerability which is reportedly already being used for large scale cyber attacks. Users who have Java installed […]

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Microsoft releases out-of-band patch for the IE8 (and below) zero-day hole

Microsoft has released a rare out-of-band critical update that appears to address the zero-day exploit announced on January 5th. The software giant previously released a manual “fixit” for this vulnerability but researchers soon found ways around the patch. This update addresses the original problem and is slated […]

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Java 6 support to end in February 2013

Oracle has announced that the end-of-life (EOL) of Java SE 6 has been moved from November 2012 to February 2013. This is to give organizations small and large more time to transition to Java SE 7. This is the second EOL extension given to Java SE 6, […]

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Facebook to begin using HTTPS

As announced last year, Facebook is moving to HTTPS for all users. “This week, we’re starting to roll out HTTPS for all North America users and will be soon rolling out to the rest of the world”. This should result in safer Facebooking from hotspots and coffee […]

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