With recent breaches of healthcare databases, healthcare providers need to determine whether storing protected health information (PHI or ePHI) in the cloud is a good idea. Cyber security expert Spohn Consulting points out that this decision should be made with care. Many healthcare providers must decide whether they should store protected health information (PHI) in the cloud. There are benefits and concerns to storing PHI in the cloud, and the decision to do so should be based on carefully analyzed data.
Researchers have discovered a key flaw in the WPA2 Wi-Fi encryption protocol that allows hackers to intercept credit card numbers, passwords, photos and other sensitive information. The new exploit is called KRACK, short for Key Reinstallation Attacks. The research has been kept under wraps for weeks ahead of a coordinated disclosure. The vulnerability affects the core WPA2 protocol itself and is effective against devices running Android, Linux, and OpenBSD, and to a lesser extent macOS and Windows, as well as MediaTek Linksys.