Month: March 2019

Cisco directs high priority patches for IP phone security exposures

Cisco this week advised customers using its 7800 and 8800 series IP phones they should patch a variety of high-priority vulnerabilities that could lead to denial of service and other security problems. The company issued five security advisories, four for the 8800 and one for both the 8800 and 7800 series of IP phones. The …

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NHS Digital to appoint ‘Robin Hood of data’ as interim chief medical officer

NHS Digital is to freshen its clinical leadership with the appointment of a champion of shared records and interoperability. Digital Health News understands the national body is set to appoint Dr Amir Mehrkar as its new interim chief medical officer. Dr Mehrkar is currently a clinical advisor for the agency, with a lead role on …

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals offers video link for outpatient appointments

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has begun offering outpatient appointments via video. Using the Virtual Clinic platform by Involve Visual Collaboration, patients can access a clinicians from the comfort of their own home. Mental health patients will have appointments over video allowing them to remain at home, children with cystic fibrosis who have an infection …

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Alder Hey goes live with eConsent for fully digital patient consent

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with a fully digital patient consent programme. Wellbeing Software’s eConsent is now in place across the trust as part of its wider programme of digital transformation. The programme uses complete patient information with a clinical procedure database, including risks and benefits, to ensure all the …

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What's in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla muzzles all auto-play audio

Mozilla this week released Firefox 66, which by default now blocks all audio and video auto-play. Other additions and enhancements to Firefox 66 included promised smoother scrolling, search within multiple tabs and clearer warnings of possible security problems on a website about to be rendered on the screen. Engineers also patched 21 vulnerabilities, five of …

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Jamf Makes Management of Apple Devices Easy – Get Started For Free

Whether you’re just getting your small business off the ground or growing an already successful venture, onboarding and maintaining your employees’ tech gadgets are important steps. Unfortunately, IT can be expensive — and out of the question for many small businesses. Even if you can afford to purchase reliable Apple devices for your growing staff, …

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Best Android antivirus? The top 11 tools

The following are the 11 best antivirus tools for Android, according to AV-TEST’s November 2018 evaluations of 18 Android security apps. (The AV-TEST Institute is a Germany-based independent service provider of IT security and antivirus research.) AV-TEST rates each tool for three areas: protection (six point max), usability (six points max) and features (one point …

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SoftNAS Cloud 0day found: Upgrade ASAP

SoftNAS users should upgrade their virtual appliance immediately following the discovery of a security issue in the product’s session management. Texas pen-testing outfit Digital Defense discovered the vulnerability during an engagement and coordinated disclosure with SoftNAS. Version 4.2.2 contains the relevant security patch. “SoftNAS Cloud Enterprise 4.2.0 is vulnerable to an authenticated bypass that could …

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Hancock calls for more genomic counsellors to explain DNA technology

The health secretary has said in a speech that the NHS needs to recruit more genomic counsellors to train doctors and nurses about DNA testing technology so they can explain the impact clearly to patients in the future. Speaking at The Royal Society event on 20 March, Matt Hancock’s call for more counsellors will form part …

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