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GMail Generation Causes Headaches For Commercial IT Security

25 February, 2011
The IT user landscape in businesses throughout the world is changing rapidly with the inexorable growth of social networking and the use of web-based e-mail providing greater ease of use but with associated risks

Gmail is very handy for consolidating accounts, POPing the work e-mail address and working on the fly without being burdoned by network access considerations. The trend for using this is demographically skewed towards younger employees and Mimecast examines how this can create associated problems relating to data leakage through bypassing filters. Read more about the Generation Gmail Risk


Social networking is also not without its well-publicised risks and many commercial organisations have now prohibited its use. However, according to ESET, the use of Facebook particularly is becoming more risky all the time and looks at the rise of malware being propogated through the popular social networking site. Read more about the Rising Facebook Threats

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