Researcher Finds New Vulnerability in USB Devices–Cyber Experts Weigh In.

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Computerworld recently reported that Karsten Nohl, a security researcher, believes that many USB devices can be reprogrammed to infect computers with malware.  The full story, which is linked here, claims that a USB device could be reprogrammed to act like another device, and act in ways that can compromise the security of a computer, including running malware that infects other devices, as well as acting as a network card.

Nohl believes there are some fixes that could be put into ...

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CMIA Case Dismissed Against Sutter Health

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The California Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion in a case that was on the minds of many health care providers in California—a case against Sutter Health arising out of the alleged theft of a laptop with approximately 4 million patients’ medical information on it.  The California Medical Information Act, or CMIA, was the basis of the plaintiffs’ lawsuit against Sutter Health, and the plaintiffs sought billions of dollars of potential recovery, in the form of statutory penalties for ...

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