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Intel Briefing – April 2014

Power mostly restored after downtown blasts. Crews worked February 28 to restore power to several downtown Columbus businesses and State agencies that were closed or delayed due to a power outage caused by a fire and two explosions at an underground American Electric Power vault. Officials speculate damage from a close-by water main break in [...]

Intel Briefing – March 2014

Fake SSL certificates used to impersonate Facebook, Google, banks. Netcraft researchers discovered a large number of fake SSL certificates in the wild purporting to be from banks, social networks, payment providers, and other services which could be used by attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. The researchers warned that mobile banking apps are especially vulnerable because [...]

Intel Briefing – January 2014

FDA says chemicals in liquid soaps, body washed may carry health risks. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule December 16 that will require the makers of anti-bacterial liquid soaps and body washes to prove that antibacterial soaps and washes are more effective than ones without, in response to evidence that they may [...]

Intel Briefing – November 2013

3 germs are urgent threats to USA’s health, CDC says. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report September 16 claiming that the overuse of antibiotics has caused 3 kinds of bacteria to become urgent threats to human health in the U.S. The report is the first to categorize the threats in [...]

Intel Briefing – October 2013

Colcord, Oklahoma, residents told to watch out for blood worms in water supply. Local officials warned Colcord residents not to drink, cook with, or brush their teeth with tap water after blood worms were discovered in the drinking water August 26. Authorities closed schools August 27 while officials investigated the source and remedy for the [...]