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Thursday, July 30, 2015

IDG Contributor Network: Closing the data floodgates

Computerworld Security: July 30, 2015

IDG Contributor Network: Closing the data floodgates

The unauthorized disclosure of sensitive and controlled data is a major issue
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1. OPM, Anthem hackers may also have breached United Airlines

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3. Update: Maliciously crafted MKV video files can be used to crash Android phones

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OPM, Anthem hackers may also have breached United Airlines

The cyberespionage group that stole the personal records of millions of
Americans from U.S. health insurer Anthem and the U.S. Office of Personnel
Management has also reportedly breached United Airlines.

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Today, DMARC is the best remedy in the fight against phishing with the potential
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industries are early adopters, and which are failing to protect their brand and


Apple hater finds 950 million reasons to quit Android for iPhone

Apple hating security journalist tells Android users to switch to iPhone

Update: Maliciously crafted MKV video files can be used to crash Android phones

A malicious application or Web page could be used to crash Android devices, in
some cases persistently, due to a vulnerability in a multimedia processing


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