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Cloud storage users had a rude awakening after being warned that links generated by Box and Dropbox could reveal highly confidential data.

According to security company Intralinks, tax returns, bank records, mortgage applications, blueprints and business plans have been successfully uncovered using this flaw.

Just how much of an issue is security in cloud storage products?

Listen to episode 145 of our security slice podcast and hear Craig YoungKen Westin, Dwayne Melancon and Lamar Bailey discuss what Dropbox and Box need to do to win back user trust, the importance of building security in to third party contracts, and three cloud storage security tips for enterprises.

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