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July has proven to be an interesting month in the IT / Information Security world. Over the past 30 days, we have seen large-scale security leaks, the lack of strong passwords used by companies and individuals alike, new conversations brewing for Chief Information Security Officers (CISO’s) as security evolves and hackers become more of a threat, the shortcomings of the newly enacted data breach bill, and how new online tools and software may be sub par for today’s standards.

Below are the some interesting articles covering topics related to information technology.

  1. Yahoo Hack Leaks 453,000 Voice Passwords
  2. Formspring resets 28 million passwords after security breach
  3. Dropbox Security Breach: Who’s Guarding Your Secrets In The Cloud?
  4. Survey reveals 32% of organizations hit by cybercrime security breaches
  5. Will tech companies ever figure out how to deal with passwords?
  6. CISOs to Huddle In Wake of LinkedIn Breach, Gmail Warnings
  7. Data breach bill leaves lots of wiggle room
  8. Black Hat 2012: Google Chrome sandbox security flaws to be exposed (requires membership to read)
  9. Insider Threat Study: Illicit Cyber Activity Involving Fraud in the U.S. Financial Services Sector
  10. Skype hoses down eavesdropping concerns

Tip of the month: Create a password that is unique (incorporate capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols), change it often and don’t share it.


Hasta pronto!



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