You're busy. There's no end to the fires you have to fight. Technology is changing at an increasingly rapid pace. You do what you have to do. It's no wonder, then, that even smart IT professionals can do some dumb things.
The last few years have seen a slew of data breaches-all bad, but some worse than others. In the spirit of learning what not to do by example, eWEEK presents some of the worst data breaches ever. (Unfortunately, likely to be continued ...)
Some of the vulnerabilities discussed at the Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas simply don't have any easy fixes, short of rearchitecting the Web. Here are some of the things that had people shaking their heads as they walked out of presentations.
GE Security's "Checkpoint of the Future" Lab, set up in San Francisco's International airport until January 2007, shows a system with multiple integrated sensing technologiesbiometric identification; explosive trace detection on passenge
Sub-prime mortgages represent a small proportion of the overall market, but the uncertainty surrounding who is exposed and how many people might be indirectly affected has the financial markets in a state of jitters. Could the impact go beyond home mortga
Better Wi-Fi security, a place to store those earbuds and the exorbitant rental fee for a temporary replacement iPhone when your unit is shipped back to the factory for a replacement battery are just a few iPhone issues Apple needs to address.