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Content tagged with Cloud posted in April 2012
Google Drive Privacy: 4 Misunderstood Facts
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Privacy and security questions have bedeviled the launch of Google's new online file-storage service. Ignore the hype and consider these four key facts.
Facebook's Newest Move To Tighten Security
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Facebook enlists the help of Microsoft and four other security vendors as it improves defenses against malware, phishing, and spam. One tactic: Block malicious URLs.
Healthcare's Checklist Security Mentality Failing, Report Says
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Despite conducting regular risk analysis, 27% of healthcare organizations suffered a data breach in the last 12 months, twice the percentage reported in 2010. Lack of cohesive security leadership might be to blame, report says.
Should FDA Assess Medical Device Defenses Against Hackers?
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Federal advisory board calls for Congress to assign responsibility for preventing medical cyber-attacks.
2 Medicaid Data Breaches, 1 Weak Link: Employees
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Second data breach at a state Medicaid agency in less than a month shows need to limit employee access to confidential data, regardless of other security procedures.
Insecure API Implementations Threaten Cloud
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Web and cloud services allow third-party access by exposing application programming interfaces, but many developers and customers do not adequately secure the keys to the cloud and their data, experts say
Online Calendar Mistakes Cost Doctors Group $100,000
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
HHS penalizes Phoenix Cardiac Surgery for violating HIPAA privacy regulations, including making patient appointments publicly available on the Internet.
Utah's Medicaid Data Breach Worse Than Expected
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) reveals 780,000 individuals have been affected by the theft of sensitive Medicaid information. That's far worse than initial estimates.
Europe's Data Security Laws Clear Some Clouds, Muddle Others
News  |  4/9/2012  | 
Regulations being mulled over by the European Union will clarify security requirements for many cloud providers -- but could hurt U.S. providers
2 Healthcare Data Breaches Show Importance Of Encryption
News  |  4/5/2012  | 
Patient data from Howard University Hospital and California Department of Child Support Services wasn't fully encrypted, and one security expert wants to know why.
New York Moves To Protect Health Data Privacy
News  |  4/5/2012  | 
Should a simple trip to the podiatrist unlock your lifelong medical history? As electronic medical records are shared, complex privacy questions arise, prompting a new state committee to tackle patient privacy and HIE data access questions.


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A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
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NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in NVIDIA Web Helper NodeJS Web Server in which an uncontrolled search path is used to load a node module, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure.