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Threat Intelligence

7/29/2019
09:00 AM

9 Things That Don't Worry You Today (But Should)

There are security concerns that go far beyond the usual suspects. Here are some that should be on your list of scary things.
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User Communities

One of the phrases many customers look for in new products or technologies is "and it has an active and supportive user community." A strong user community can be the difference between a product deployment that serves as a career booster and one that serves as a warning to others. That same strong user community, though, can be a significant risk through its impact on technology and human behavior.

It's possible, of course, for threat actors to infiltrate open source projects and communities and use the trust relationships inherent in open source to plant their malicious code. But there's no need to go to that level of aggression to run into trouble from a user community.

To see some of the ways in which a user community can cause security problems, you need look no further than the "aging app" that has been the source of so many Facebook posts in July. While some people have spoken up about security and privacy concerns, hundreds of thousands of users have happily turned over photos and computer use to the app and we know that more than a few of those will have been on enterprise networks and enterprise computers.

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7/29/2019 | 6:43:43 PM
Great job
Your take on this topic is very interesting!
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