News&Views

July 17, 2006

Krebs’ Fix

Filed under: — mlazoff

Last week, a trojan horse virus was discovered that takes advantage of a security flaw in email attachments using Microsoft PowerPoint—popular software among physicians for slide show presentations. Kudos to Brian Krebs’ Security Fix, a Washington Post blog that reports on such bugs and fixes. Software security giant Symantec provides instructions on how to get rid of this particular trojan horse, and recommends in general, “…not to open attachments unless [you are] expecting them. Also, do not execute software that is downloaded from the Internet unless it has been scanned for viruses. Simply visiting a compromised Web site can cause infection if certain browser vulnerabilities are not patched.”



July 3, 2006

Welcome to News&Views

These concise (ideally) summaries and occasional irreverencies on medical computing and assorted topics will be written by Marjorie Lazoff, MD with Lee Ann Riesenberg, PhD, RN, riding shotgun as editor. Kudos to Rhizoid Design for adapting the News&Views interface to meet our picky needs. Drs. Lazoff and Riesenberg both work on the open-access publication Medical Computing Review, freely available elsewhere on this site, which we hope you will visit and enjoy. 

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