Fax machines can breach a network

Fax machines can be hacked to breach a network, using only its number

Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the ITU T.30 fax protocol that could be hacked to launch a cyberattack and gain access to a network. Security researchers have long bemoaned the use of fax machines, as the antiquated devices pose real privacy issues when it comes to transmitting patient data. Considering that an […]

Best Buy acquires GreatCall for $800 million

Best Buy acquires GreatCall for $800 million

Best Buy announced that it has acquired GreatCall for $800. GreatCall is an old guard digital health company that started out making smartphones for seniors in 2006 but now offers a suite of connected safety products and services for aging in place individuals.   The acquisition comes as retail giants are increasingly active in healthcare. […]

USDS Deputy Administrator Edward Hartwig speaking at the Blue Button 2.0 Conference in Washington, D.C.

Healthcare app economy is coming: Get ready for the dataquake

Before the Blue Button Developer Conference on Monday, I stepped inside the U.S. Digital Service for something of a pre-party. USDS hosted this mix of people in full suits rubbing elbows with tattooed technologists wearing t-shirts. In the packed room, USDS Deputy Administrator Edward Hartwig climbed onto a couch to deliver congratulations to the team […]

AI code base on computer screen

Precision Innovation Network builds cloud-based, AI-powered precision medicine app

Growth of the artificial intelligence market for healthcare is expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2021, according to Accenture, and the combined deployment of key clinical health AI applications could potentially create $150 billion in annual savings for the U.S. healthcare economy by 2026. In line with that growing trend, Rockville Centre, New York-based Precision […]

Fax machines can breach a network

Fax machines can be hacked to breach a network, using only a fax number

Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the ITU T.30 fax protocol that could be hacked to launch a cyberattack and gain access to a network. Security researchers have long bemoaned the use of fax machines, as the antiquated devices pose real privacy issues when it comes to transmitting patient data. Considering that an […]