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31st of May, 2013 by Admin
The BYOD Mobile Security Threat Is Real
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Computerworld Security: May 31, 2013

The BYOD Mobile Security Threat Is Real

Cloud storage, text messaging, poor accountability and the "Bad Leaver" open the
doors to data breaches in a BYOD environment, says a cyber-crime expert in this interview.

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1. Google wants software vendors to respond to vulnerabilities within 7 days

2. In Texas, cops will soon need a warrant to search your email

3. Dropbox goes down for more than an hour

4. Mobile phone security no-brainer: Use a device passcode

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Google wants software vendors to respond to vulnerabilities within 7 days

Google wants vendors to fix or offer mitigation advice for previously unknown
and actively exploited software vulnerabilities within seven days of their

In Texas, cops will soon need a warrant to search your email

Texas is poised to become the first state in the U.S. to require law enforcement
officers to get a search warrant based on probable cause before they access any
electronic communications and customer data stored by a third-party service

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Dropbox goes down for more than an hour

Dropbox users this morning experienced an outage that lasted more than an hour.
The cloud storage service has yet to explain what happened.

Mobile phone security no-brainer: Use a device passcode

When it comes to smartphone safety, the single most important thing a mobile
phone owner can do is lock the device with a unique, four-digit PIN.



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BYOD has moved beyond smartphones and tablets to PCs. In fact, about 25% of
employees in businesses with more than 10 employees have bought the primary PC
they use for work, meaning companies are buying fewer PCs. Do you think BYOD is
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