CRANBURY, N.J., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dentist's Money Digest® recently conducted an in-depth interview with Dr. Pat Little, D.D.S., FAGD, CFE, founder and CEO of Dental Risk Concepts and Prosperident, about the theft of data from dental practices.
In light of the recent news about the FBI issuing a cybersecurity alert that hackers are specifically attacking dental and medical facilities, Dr. Little said, "One of the more common oversights I see in the dental office setting is password security. As simple as that is, and as long as we've been dealing with passwords, it is amazing how lax we still are in our password security."
Dr. Little continued: "What's amazing is I go into so many dental offices and they're either not using passwords, or everyone in the office is using the same username and password because it's more convenient that way. The problem is anybody can get access to that computer – potentially even a patient."
In addition, the alert indicates that FTP servers are the hackers' target of choice, and that hackers are attempting to obtain patient data for the purposes of intimidating, harassing or blackmailing practice owners.
To view the interview featuring Dr. Little, visit: http://www.dmdtoday.com/videos/how-patient-data-gets-stolen-in-dental-practices
For more information on the FBI dental patients' data security alert, please visit: http://www.dmdtoday.com/news/fbi-issues-dental-patient-data-security-alert
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