Bitcoin has appeal as an unregulated medium of exchange and value. But, its days as an efficient funding source for illegal activities are coming to an end.
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The UK government has released a scathing report, called the Poynter Review, criticizing Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), following the loss of confidential data belonging to 25 million UK citizens. The report concludes "the loss was entirely avoidable and the fact that it could happen points to serious institutional deficiencies at HMRC."
Technology failures, design flaws, and software bugs can be found in the most unexpected places. Now, researchers have developed a method for remotely compromising heart pacemakers surgically implanted in a patient's chest.
A phishing scam targeting Twitter users is sophisticated and dangerous. Here's how to protect yourself.
The RFID-based smartcard technology providing access control to London's public transportation system failed on Saturday, when the network stopped accepting cards.
Update 3/7/08 7:45pm EST: CNET news reports MobiTV has withdrawn the threats, backpeddled on its original legal intentions, and is fixing the security problems. What were those guys smoking in starting all this nonsense?
Failed IT projects happen all the time, often to the amazement of participants who think they're somehow immune to IT problems. In my experience, most failures are caused by short-sightedness, complexity on both business and technical sides, and poor management. Anyhow, there are certain steps a project leader can take to reduce the likelihood of failure.Here's a list of 8 tips to prevent your IT project from going down the tubes.
HSBC, the UK's largest bank, lost an unencrypted data disc containing the names and insurance information of 370,000 customers. HSBC sent the disc via unregistered postal mail because its usual method of secure electronic data transmission "wasn't working."
Facebook denies the latest privacy accusations and acknowledges tracking information to protect users.
If your Twitter is hacked, it could be gone permanently and Twitter may not help. Here is one user's sad story and how you can protect yourself.