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    Four Steps for Securing Medical Devices

    Philips Healthcare Security Leader Describes Strategy By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Four Steps for Securing Medical Devices

    As new cyberthreats emerge, medical device maker Philips Healthcare is implementing a four-prong strategy for ensuring the cybersecurity of its products. Michael McNeil, global product security and services officer, outlines the steps.

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    Time to Ban the 'Bloatware'

    When Manufacturers Preload 'Free' Apps, Buyers Lose By Mathew Schwartz
    Time to Ban the 'Bloatware'

    Manufacturers of PCs and mobile devices must end the practice of preloading "bloatware." Lenovo's experience with offering "free" adware shows the hidden security and performance tradeoffs buyers must endure.

  • Article

    Report: Spies Stole SIM Encryption Keys

    Snowden-Leaked Documents: SIM Card Maker Gemalto Hacked By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Report: Spies Stole SIM Encryption Keys

    A British/American intelligence team hacked Gemalto - the world's largest SIM manufacturer - and stole encryption keys that can be used to intercept and eavesdrop on cellular communication, according to a news report citing leaked documents.

  • Article

    Lenovo Drops Superfish Adware

    PC Manufacturer Does About-Face, Issues Mea Culpa By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Lenovo Drops Superfish Adware

    Lenovo - the world's largest PC manufacturer - says it will cease pre-installing Superfish adware on its devices and help customers delete the software and its risky digital certificate. But will all affected users get the message?

  • Article

    Lenovo Slammed Over Superfish Adware

    Adware Leaves Encrypted Traffic Vulnerable, Experts Warn By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Lenovo Slammed Over Superfish Adware

    Some security experts contend that users of numerous types of Lenovo PCs and laptops are at risk of having their encrypted traffic get intercepted because of installed-by-default Superfish adware, which handles digital certificates insecurely.

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