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Exo Raises $220 Million As Hand-Held Ultrasound Race Heats Up

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As the race to be the first to provide hand-held ultrasound heating up, Exo has come out on top with its latest investment round of $220 million. We’ll examine what this means for the industry and how this could benefit healthcare providers and patients alike.

The Growing Trend of Handheld Ultrasound Devices
The use of handheld ultrasound devices is becoming more and more common among medical professionals. There are many reasons for this growing trend. First, handheld ultrasound devices are becoming more and more affordable. Second, they are much easier to use than traditional ultrasound machines. Third, the quality of the images produced by handheld ultrasound devices is improving all the time.

There are many different types of handheld ultrasound devices on the market today. Some of the most popular brands include the SonoSite M-Turbo, GE Vscan, Philips CX50, and Toshiba Nemio. Each of these brands has its own strengths and weaknesses. However, all of them offer a great way for medical professionals to get high-quality images without having to lug around a full-sized ultrasound machine.

One of the biggest advantages of handheld ultrasound devices is that they are much cheaper than traditional ultrasound machines. The SonoSite M-Turbo, for example, costs around $30,000. That may seem like a lot of money, but it’s actually very affordable when you compare it to the cost of a traditional machine, which can easily run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Another big advantage of handheld ultrasound devices is that they are much easier to use than their larger counterparts. Most models only require one person to operate them, which makes them ideal for busy medical practices. Additionally, many models come with built-in software that makes it easy to get high-quality images without any

Changing Trends in Handheld Ultrasound Devices

The popularity of handheld ultrasound devices has grown in recent years, as has the number of companies producing them. Exo, a startup that makes a hand-held ultrasound device, has raised $8 million in funding to help it compete in this rapidly growing market.

Handheld ultrasound devices are becoming increasingly popular due to their portability and affordability. Their small size means they can be easily carried around and used in a variety of settings, including primary care offices, urgent care clinics, and even at home.

Their affordability is also making them more popular. Prices for handheld ultrasound devices have come down significantly in recent years, making them more accessible to a wider range of users.

Exo’s device is called the OmniScan, and it’s designed to be used by both medical professionals and consumers. The company plans to use the funding to further develop its product and expand its marketing efforts.

With more companies entering the market and competition increasing, prices for handheld ultrasound devices are likely to continue to fall. This will make them even more popular and allow more people to benefit from their use.

Exo Aipowered 220m $220 million

In May 2014, Exo raised $220 million in a Series B round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The company has now raised a total of $340 million.

Exo is developing a hand-held ultrasound device that it says will be much cheaper and easier to use than current devices on the market. The company was founded in 2012 by Mehmet Yigit (CEO) and Miki Kuwabara (COO), who met while working at getUWired, a web design company.

The funding will be used to continue developing the product, as well as to expand the team and build out the sales and marketing infrastructure. Exo is currently available for pre-order, with shipping expected to begin in late 2014 or early 2015.

What are Some of the Main Features of Exo’s Device?

Some of the main features of Exo’s device include its portability, affordability, and accuracy. The device is about the size of a smartphone and can be easily carried in a pocket or purse. It uses sensors to detect sound waves and then sends the data to an app on a connected device, such as a smartphone or tablet. The app then displays the images on a screen for the user to see.

The device is said to be much more affordable than traditional ultrasound machines, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Exo plans to sell its devices for around $2,000. The company says that its technology is also more accurate than other portable ultrasound devices on the market.

How to Navigate Challenges Faced by Handheld Ultrasound User?

There is no question that handheld ultrasound devices have revolutionized medical care. But as with any new technology, there are challenges that need to be addressed. Here are some tips on how to navigate the challenges faced by handheld ultrasound users:

1. Make sure you have a good understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body part you are scanning. This will help you to better identify abnormalities and avoid potential errors.

2. Be aware of potential artifacts that can occur during scanning. These can include shadowing, reverberation, and side lobe artifacts.

3. Use patient positioning techniques to optimize image quality. This includes using proper bedding, pillows, and positioning pads.

4. Understand the limitations of your device. Do not attempt to scan beyond the capabilities of your machine or software application.

5. Stay up-to-date on advances in technology and software updates. This will help you make the most of your device and ensure that you are using it in the most effective way possible

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Exo is on a mission to make ultrasound more accessible, affordable, and portable. The company has raised $10 million in seed funding to bring its hand-held ultrasound device to market.

The Exo ultrasound is designed for use in primary care settings and is FDA cleared for 13 applications including abdominal, cardiac, and obstetric imaging. The device has a suggested retail price of $9,995 and will be available in the US later this year.

The Exo ultrasound is unique in its design and pricing, but it’s not the only player in the hand-held ultrasound market. SonoSite, GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, and Siemens Healthineers all offer handheld ultrasounds that range in price from $5,000 to $20,000.

The hand-held ultrasound market is growing as demand increases for point-of-care diagnostic tools. This type of ultrasound can be used to quickly and easily diagnose a variety of conditions without the need for a traditional cart-based system.

With its competitive pricing and easy-to-use design, the Exo ultrasound has the potential to disrupt the hand-held ultrasound market.

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Microsoft fumbles supply chain and acknowledges signing rootkit malware.

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Microsoft fumbles supply chain and acknowledges signing rootkit malware.

As of right now, Microsoft has admitted to signing a malicious driver that is disseminated in gaming contexts.

This “Netfilter”-named driver is actually a rootkit that has been seen interacting with Chinese C2 IP addresses.

Last week, the whole infosec. community joined G Data malware specialist Karsten Hahn in tracking down and analysing the malicious drivers that bore the Microsoft logo.

This incident exposed vulnerabilities to software supply-chain security once more, but this time it was caused by a flaw in the code-signing procedure used by Microsoft.

Rootkit “Netfilter” driver is Microsoft-signed.
A Microsoft signed driver dubbed “Netfilter” was detected last week by G Data’s cybersecurity alert systems as what at first glance appeared to be a false positive, but wasn’t.

The driver in question was observed interacting with C&C IPs based in China, which had no valid functionality and raised red flags.

This is when Karsten Hahn, a malware analyst at G Data, disclosed this publicly and contacted Microsoft at the same time:

Since Windows Vista, all code that operates in kernel mode must be tested and certified before being made available to the public in order to maintain the stability of the operating system.

According to Hahn, “Drivers without a Microsoft certificate cannot be deployed by default.”

At that time, BleepingComputer started tracking C2 URL behaviour and approached Microsoft for a comment.

A list of further routes (URLs), denoted by the pipe (“|”) symbol, are returned by the first C2 URL:

Each of these, in Hahn’s opinion, has a function:

The URL that ends in “/p” refers to proxy settings, “/s” offers encoded redirection IPs, “/h?” is for getting CPU-ID, “/c” offered a root certificate, and “/v?” refers to the malware’s self-updating capabilities.
For instance, as observed by BleepingComputer, the malicious Netfilter driver in question (residing at “/d3”) was accessible via the “/v?” path at the following URL:

After thoroughly examining the driver, the G Data researcher came to the conclusion that it was malware.

In a thorough blog post, the researcher examined the driver, its ability to self-update, and Indicators of Compromise (IOCs).

According to Hahn, the sample features a self-update routine that transmits its own MD5 hash to the server via the URL hxxp:/110.42.4.180:2081/v?v=6&m=.

An illustration of a request would be as follows:

hxxp:/110.42.4.180:2081/v?v=6&m=921fa8a5442e9bf3fe727e770cded4ab
“The server then replies with either ‘OK’ if the sample is current or the URL for the most recent sample, such as hxxp:/110.42.4.180:2081/d6. As a result, the malware replaces its own file “further information from the researcher

Other malware specialists like Johann Aydinbas, Takahiro Haruyama, and Florian Roth worked with Hahn during his analysis.

Roth has offered YARA rules for recognising them in your network environments after being able to compile the list of samples in a spreadsheet.

Microsoft is looking at a bad actor who spreads harmful drivers inside of gaming environments.

“In order to be certified by the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program, the actor supplied drivers. A third party created the drivers.”

Microsoft stated yesterday, “We have stopped the account and checked their uploads for additional indicators of malware.”

Microsoft claims that the threat actor primarily targeted the gaming industry in China with these malicious drivers and that there is currently no evidence that enterprise environments have been impacted.

Microsoft is waiting before blaming nation-state actors for this incident.

Sophisticated threat actors may take advantage of falsely signed binaries to help launch extensive software supply-chain attacks.

A well-known event in which code-signing certificates were taken from Realtek and JMicron to assist the comprehensive Stuxnet attack on Iran’s nuclear programme.

However, this specific instance has shown flaws in a reliable code-signing procedure, which threat actors have exploited to obtain Microsoft-signed code without jeopardising any certifications.

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FlexBooker reports a data breach, affecting more than 3.7 million accounts.

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FlexBooker reports a data breach, affecting more than 3.7 million accounts.

In an attack just before the holidays, the accounts of over three million customers of the American appointment scheduling service FlexBooker were taken, and they are now being exchanged on hacker forums.

The same hackers are also selling databases they claim to be from two other organisations: the Australian case management system rediCASE and the racing media outlet Racing.com.

Holiday breaches before
A few days before Christmas, there were supposedly three breaches, and the intruder posted the information on a hacking forum.

A popular programme for booking appointments and syncing employee calendars, FlexBooker, appears to be the source of the most recent data dump.

Owners of any company that needs to plan appointments, such as accountants, barbers, doctors, mechanics, lawyers, dentists, gyms, salons, therapists, trainers, spas, and the list goes on, are among FlexBooker’s clients.

The group claiming responsibility for the attack appears to go by the name of Uawrongteam, and they published links to files and archives containing personal information, including pictures, driver’s licences, and other IDs.

The database, according to Uawrongteam, has a table with 10 million lines of client data, including everything from payment forms and charges to pictures taken for driver’s licences.

Names, emails, phone numbers, password salt, and hashed passwords are among the database’s “juicy columns,” according to the actor.

Customers of FlexBooker have received a data breach notification that confirms the attack and that data on the service’s Amazon cloud storage system was “accessed and downloaded” by the intruders.

The letter states that “our account on Amazon’s AWS servers was compromised on December 23, 2021, starting at 4:05 PM EST,” adding that the attackers did not obtain “any credit card or other payment card information.”

FlexBooker advised consumers to be on the lookout for strange or fraudulent activities, and to monitor account statements and credit reports.

For further information, the developer also directed users to a report on a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. It was then determined that some customers’ personal information had been obtained by the hackers.

The FlexBooker assault exposed email addresses, names, partial credit card information, passwords, and phone numbers for more than 3.7 million users, according to the data breach reporting service Have I Been Pwned.

Prior to FlexBooker, the threat actor known as Uawrongteam distributed links to material that was purportedly taken from Racing.com, a digital television station that broadcasts horse racing and offers news, stats, and event calendars associated with the sport.

The data from the Redbourne Gang’s rediCASE Case Management Software, which is utilised by numerous enterprises in addition to health and community agencies, looks to be another target of the same group.

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Rapyd, a “fintech-as-a-service” provider, to acquire Iceland-based Valitor, which establishes in-store and on the internet payments technologies, for $100M (Omar Faridi/Crowdfund Expert).

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Rapyd, a “fintech-as-a-service” provider, to acquire Iceland-based Valitor, which develops in-store and online payments technologies, for $100M (Omar Faridi/Crowdfund Insider)

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