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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 pose health risks that interfere with hormone levels and cause drug-resistant bacteria to breed.

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Weak security in most mobile banking apps.
A report from Praetorian analyzed 275 Apple iOS and Android mobile banking apps and found that 80 percent contained configuration and design weaknesses that could compromise security.

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DOE was aware of security issues that exposed employees to hackers.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) inspector general released a report December 11 stating that the DOE failed to address suspected cyber-security weaknesses before a July hacking incident that compromised the private information of 104,000 employees, their dependents, and contractors. The report also found several other discrepancies with the department’s security controls and safety standards.

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FDA takes steps to phase out antibiotics in meat.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will ask pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily stop using some antibiotics to promote growth in animals in an effort to phase out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat that have been linked to antibiotic-resistant diseases in humans.

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