Computerworld Security: August 21, 2015
Protecting college students from data security threats
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DDoS attacks more than doubled compared to Q2 2014
The threat posed by distributed denial of service (DDoS) and web application
attacks continues to grow each quarter. Malicious actors are continually
changing the game by switching tactics. DDoS attacks double from 2014, set new
record; Shellshock vulnerability leveraged in 49% of web application attacks;
new WordPress plugin vulnerabilities.
IN THIS ISSUE
1. Vulnerability in enterprise-managed iOS devices puts business data at risk
2. Google ordered to remove links to stories about 'right to be forgotten' request
3. Ashley Madison data dump reveals emails, source code for websites
4. Bloatware: What it is and how to get rid of it
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HIPAA Violations Incur Multi-Million in Penalties
As mobile transforms into an overall endpoint-computing strategy, IT leaders
need to embrace endpoint-computing innovation and re-evaluate their strategies.
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Vulnerability in enterprise-managed iOS devices puts business data at risk
A vulnerability in the iOS sandbox for third party applications, like those
installed by companies on their employees' devices, can expose sensitive
configuration settings and credentials.
Google ordered to remove links to stories about 'right to be forgotten' request
Google has been ordered to remove links to news articles reporting on the
company's earlier removal of links in response to a "right to be forgotten"
request in Europe.
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4 Ways Neustar Strengthens Your DNS Security
There are criminals who redirect DNS queries to their own servers to steal
credit card data and other sensitive information, and the exploding problem of
distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, often aimed at DNS to cripple
online business. There are steps that can be taken to protect DNS, lower
business risk, and defend your brand.
Ashley Madison data dump reveals emails, source code for websites
The woes of AshleyMadison.com's owners continued, with a second release of
internal data that security experts suspect is authentic.
Bloatware: What it is and how to get rid of it
Many Windows PCs are sold laden with unnecessary -- or even harmful -- software.
We look at what you might find on your new system and how to get rid of it.
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