Tom Espiner

Senior Reporter

Tom is a technology reporter for ZDNet.com, writing about all manner of security and open-source issues.Tom had various jobs after leaving university, including working for a company that hired out computers as props for films and television, and a role turning the entire back catalogue of a publisher into e-books.Tom eventually found that journalism was for him, and after a period of freelancing, landed a job as security reporter for ZDNet UK. He covers the security beat, writing about everything from hacking and cybercrime to threats and mitigation. He also focuses on open source and emerging technologies, all the while trying to cut through greenwash.

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London tenants' data left in pub on USB

London tenants' data left in pub on USB

Thousands of tenants of two London housing associations had their data exposed after a contractor left an unencrypted memory stick in a London pub.Banking details of 800 Lewisham Homes tenants were on the unencrypted USB drive, which contained personal information of 20,000 tenants of the housing association in total, data protection authority the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said on Thursday.

August 4, 2011 by in Security

Symantec to block exploits in IE

Symantec to block exploits in IE

Security vendor Symantec has launched a project aimed at plugging holes in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE).Project 'Canary' will run alongside IE "looking for attempts to exploit the browser", according to Adam Bromwich, senior manager for the development of advanced concepts at Symantec.

June 24, 2007 by in Security