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Default credentials factor in hospital software security breaches: McAfee

telecom | 03/21/2018 5:15 pm EDT

Default accounts on hospital systems using free software contributed to a significant increase in publicly-reported security incidents at medical centres around the world, a new report from computer security company McAfee has found. The March study discovered those incidents were up 210 per cent compared to the previous year, despite a 78 per cent decrease in the fourth quarter. “In analyzing the attacks, McAfee Advanced Threat Research experts concluded that many of the incidents...