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Articles of interest from the week of August 13, 2018

Why Employees are Your Greatest Cyber Risk
A new study has found that nearly two in five workers admitted to clicking on a link or opening an attachment from a sender they did not recognize. (By Security Magazine)

A Clever Android Hack Takes Advantage of Sloppy Storage
An Android App has two choices for where to put its data on a device: internal storage, where it’s safe and snug, isolated by the operating system’s sandbox, and external storage, where data can move between apps but isn't as protected. (By Brian Barrett, Wired)

EU Cybersecurity Act Could Impact Cross-Border Data Flows
The Internet of Things (“IoT”), which involves the inclusion of limited data processing and software functionality in everyday devices connected to the Internet, has allowed people to set their refrigerator temperature remotely from their phone and monitor their car from afar. But the limited nature of IoT devices means that they have been notoriously vulnerable to cyber-attack. The European Union believes that regulating IoT devices can solve this problem. (By CyberSecurityIntelligence)

Black Hat 2018: Widespread Critical Flaws Found in Smart-City Gear
More than a dozen flaws in smart-city gear could open the door to attackers bent on sowing public panic, according to IBM X-Force. (By Tara Seals, ThreatPost)

Healthcare cybersecurity is in a rut, and hackers keep swinging
Tied down by staffing and budget issues, while the industry is still debating the best way to fix healthcare’s security woes, hackers are only getting smarter and continuing to shell the industry in full force. (By Jessica Davis, HealthcareITNews)

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