IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: The 10 Scariest Technology Ideas

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-10-29 Print this article Print
The 10 Scariest Technology Ideas

The 10 Scariest Technology Ideas

by Jim Rapoza
Plenty of technologies and products are based on—or full of—bad ideas. But sometimes these ideas go from being bad to being scary. These ideas, usually put forth in the name of ease of use or increased functionality, actually serve to make products dangerous to use, threatening users' security, privacy, finances and even their lives. A list like this could easily become very long, especially if we included biotech and health products. But, for now, we'll focus on classic PC, Internet and mobile technologies in use by businesses and individuals today.
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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