The new GHOST Vulnerability that could affect security of Linux based servers across the globe

A new found vulnerability known as GHOST (CVE-2015-0235) affects many systems built on Linux starting with glibc-2.2 as well as Debian 7 (wheezy), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & 7, CentOS 6 & 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, and allows attackers to remotely take control of an entire system without having any prior knowledge of system credentials. The…

Are Small Healthcare Practices Most Vulnerable?

Although data breaches are not typical of a certain size or type of organization, small medical practices seem to be at the highest risk of being attacked. A recent survey, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and commissioned by MegaPath, which queried more than 700 IT and administrative personnel in healthcare organizations with less than 250 employees, revealed some shocking facts. It was noted that nearly 90% of small healthcare practices in North America have suffered a data breach in the past 12 months.