[ISN] Could the NHS give you a computer virus? Outdated software is putting official sites at risk of attack

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2573101/Could-NHS-COMPUTER-virus-Outdated-software-putting-official-sites-risk-attack.html By James Temperton Computer Active Magazine 4 March 2014 Hundreds of NHS websites have huge security flaws that could see them taken over or defaced by hackers. During investigations, more than 2,000 vulnerabilities have been found, with experts warning criminals could use these flaws to easily infect people’s computers and steal their personal information. There are said to be around 5,000 NHS domains – covering everything from GPs’ surgeries to sites that help people give up smoking or offer advice on breastfeeding. However, because there’s no central body responsible for the security and maintenance of these sites, many are abandoned, making them easy prey for hackers. The majority of these flaws are caused by outdated versions of WordPress. […]




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