HIMSS: 5 cybersecurity notes from July

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society released its July report on healthcare and cross-sector cybersecurity.

The monthly report describes threat, vulnerability and mitigation information on noteworthy security incidents, as well as recent cybersecurity reports and tools.

Here are five findings.

1. Researchers discovered a server message block vulnerability affecting Windows operating systems dating back to Windows 2000. Microsoft reportedly does not plan to address it with a security update.

2. Some Android devices reportedly have malware built into their firmware. Researchers have notified device manufacturers and recommend users install all possible updates.

3. Office coffee machines reportedly infected a factory's computers with ransomware, according to a chemical engineer's post on reddit. The person who installed the coffee machines had connected them to the control room's network and then to an isolated Wi-Fi network, which allowed the compromised coffee machine to also infect computers.

4. Adobe said it will stop updating and distributing its Flash Player at the end of 2020.

5. Developers released an application programming interface security checklist to better inform designs, tests and releases of new API.

Click here to read the full report.

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