StarTribune: FDA releases millions of records of incidents involving medical devices

StarTribune: FDA releases millions of records of incidents involving medical devices. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday published millions of previously undisclosed reports of problems and post-surgical complications involving medical devices, including reports on implantable cardiac defibrillators, pacemaker electrodes and dental implants.”

BetaNews: Security flaw in Dell SupportAssist tool puts millions of Windows systems at risk

BetaNews: Security flaw in Dell SupportAssist tool puts millions of Windows systems at risk. “Dell has announced that both the Business and Home versions of its SupportAssist tool have a security vulnerability within the PC Doctor component that requires immediate patching. The discovery was made by SafeBreach, and there could be over 100 million systems that are affected.”

Buyer Beware: Used Nest Cams Can Let People Spy on You (Wirecutter)

Wirecutter: Buyer Beware: Used Nest Cams Can Let People Spy on You. “We’ve explained before that when you’re selling or giving away your old smart-home devices, it’s critical to do a factory reset on them first in order to protect your data and privacy. We’ve recently learned, however, that even performing a factory reset may not be enough to protect privacy for owners of the popular Nest Cam Indoor. And in a twist, this time the risk is on the side of the person receiving the device, not the person disposing of it.”

Engadget: Samsung tweet suggests scanning your smart TV for malware every few weeks

Engadget: Samsung tweet suggests scanning your smart TV for malware every few weeks. “This morning a Samsung customer support account tweeted an odd warning that, to prevent malicious software attacks on your smart TV, you should scan it for viruses every few weeks. It even included an instructional video to help you do so. The tweet, first spotted by The Verge, was short lived. Samsung has since removed it, but it existed long enough to raise a few red flags.”

Yubico YubiKey lets you be me: Security blunder sparks recall of govt-friendly auth tokens (The Register)

The Register: Yubico YubiKey lets you be me: Security blunder sparks recall of govt-friendly auth tokens. “The vendor said the firmware in the FIPS Series of YubiKey widgets, aimed mainly at US government use, were prone to a reduced-randomness condition that could make their cryptographic operations easier to crack in some cases, particularly when the USB-based token is first powered up.”

Mashable: Facebook to launch new Portal devices this fall

Mashable: Facebook to launch new Portal devices this fall . “In November, Facebook launched the Portal and Portal+ smart speakers — its first hardware products outside of VR. Soon, Facebook will double down on its home hardware push. Reuters reported Tuesday that the company plans to unveil new Portal hardware, including devices with new form factors, this fall. “