Cloud Fail: Ransomware hits dentists offices

Hundreds of U.S. dentist office systems were simultaneous hit with the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware. This was only possible because hundreds of dental practices use CLOUD BASED infrastructure to manage their patient records. Successfully attack the cloud infrastructure serving any business community (dental, medical, legal, etc) and the potential payoffs are HUGE – nothing less than Read More …

Generic Drug Hazards: Told ya so!

No medicine, inadequate medicinal bioactivity, poisonous contaminants, you name it. China has wrecked havoc on our nation’s pharmaceutical supplies, and consumers have essentially no protection, and no recourse. “China doesn’t have anything like the consumer protection laws and product liability laws like the United States does,” said Rosemary Gibson, a health care expert at the Read More …

AI Fail: 1-5 California Lawmakers Mistaken for Criminals

The LA Times is reporting that in a test of a proposed facial recognition system designed to help law enforcement identify criminal suspects, 1-5 California lawmakers were erroneously identified as being part of a criminal photo database set. OK, I can hear the jokes – I mean they ARE lawyers and politicians, so was the Read More …

What if the El Paso Shooter’s “Manifesto” wasn’t Written by the Shooter?

Update: So allegedly, Crusius has admitted to not liking Latinos very much and did claim to target them in the Walmart shooting. Police are still saying they “think” he wrote the manifesto, but that hasn’t yet been confirmed (though his ideas do seem consistent). If he did write the manifesto, all I can say is Read More …

Amazon Ring and the Cops

In another example of why you shouldn’t trust mega-tech “cloud” companies with your home security, Vice News and GovTech have reported that Amazon is now coaching police how to obtain users’ Ring camera footage without a warrant. If that fails, the cops go directly to Amazon, and the company is more than likely to cooperate. Read More …