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I've been writing about various security risks in the health sector for many years now. Usually my articles cover patient privacy, data protection and health provider network insecurity issues. Occasionally, they spill over into darker territory where the cyber risk morphs into a very real one as far as the health of the patient is concerned.

Take my story at SC Magazine a couple of years ago which reported how researchers at Rapid7 had uncovered vulnerabilities in an insulin pump that had the potential to change the dosage supplied. Sure, the actual risk of exploit was low given that an attacker would have to have close proximity to the pump, and be armed with the hardware and knowledge to make the changes. Yet the fact that the pump was vulnerable to hacking is enough, in my never humble opinion, to demonstrate the dangers that life-saving technology can pose if security isn't built in from the ground up. That it wasn't can be evidenced by the fact that the same Rapid7 researcher had uncovered vulnerabilities in another brand of insulin pump some five years earlier. But what about now, has the security of healthcare devices improved?

The scary answer is not so much. As well as drug pumps, another medical device that has hit the insecurity headlines in the distant past has been the pacemaker. Ten years ago, in March 2008, The Register reported how some 'implantable cardiac defibrillators' which included pacemaker functionality, were vulnerable to an attack methodology that could ...

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Just tried to log in on mobile, did the Dazah thing (email/pass correct) and when it returned mt to DaniWeb I get an Oops! message saying: "Sorry, but we are unable to connect to your Dazah account. Please visit your Dazah User Settings and ensure that your account is not deactivated."

Going to Dazah shows the account isn't deactivated and all appears good. But I cannot login via mobile for some reason. I'm logged in OK on my laptop (obviously) and don't now want to log out in case there's a bug here that will stop me logging back in :-)

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The suggestion was to "Pare down the code to just what's needed and if some SQL database schema is needed to understand you have to share that as well" rather than just dump all your code, to be fair. Try doing that before giving up. You have to make it as easy as possible for the people who want to help you to be able to help you, if you see what I mean.

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Anyone who knows me will happily inform you that I am, as my username implies, rather tech obsessed. I'm not a happy geek when it comes to smartphone cases though, and it's been a long time since I've been able to say I've got the perfect case for my current device. Way back, when I carried an iPhone 5, I swore by my Otter Box for protection. It was bulky, but you could probably drive a tank over it with confidence. The thing is, the iPhone was tiny by comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S8+ that I am using these days. Wrapping this thing up in such a case would be reminiscent of the very start of the mobile revolution: I'd be carrying a brick.

For the past six months my case of choice has been the Spigen Tough Armor, a dual-layer heavy duty protection device that adds very little to the profile of my S8+. My phone has survived a number of drops from height without injury, including those where it landed screen first onto concrete. It's almost the perfect case, but not quite: it has a kickstand, which I don't use often but when I do need it then it's an essential, but it's not the grippiest case I've ever owned (hence the drops.)

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So I've been trying out the Speck Presidio GRIP as an alternative. I looked at the plain vanilla Presidio, but this was even slippier than the Spigen so I ruled that out ...

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It's amazing how much thougt and work goes into such a thing.
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What rproffitt said.

Go to the section of DaniWeb that covers the topic you are writing about. Select 'start new discussion' and then the 'need to do something else instead?' link from where you can use the 'topic type' dropdown to choose from news, review, interview or tutorial - whichever best suits the article you want to share. Then write the thing, and hit contribute. The article draft will then be checked by one of our editorial team here at DaniWeb, and if it is suitable for publication will be published.

So there's one option for you, why not give it a go?

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Be warned though, the likes of Music Magpie (and the others) pay pennies for such things. I had a bunch of DVDs to sell, and was offered prices as low as 50p for a Big Bang Theory multi-series boxset FFS! and 10p for individual items. I would imagine the prices for CDs are even lower. I ended up giving them to a charity shop rather than letting some commercial outfit sell them on at a quid or two each time.

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"I'd buy that for a dollar."
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What an odd question for the owner of 'India's number one mobile and laptop reparing institute' to ask. Anyone would think that either the question is some kind of failed spam attempt or you don't actually know that much about repairing computers at all...

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I wondered about them as well. Even a seasoned tech asks for help.