Wednesday, August 30, 2006

More on phones

A report by Associated Press in the Guardian advises users not to keep secrets on their mobile phones while comparing the information to that stored in a personal diary. It emerges that manually erasing informnation stored on a phone isn't enough... Getting rid of techno data is no piece of cake.

Moral of the story: What doesnt exist, cannot come back to hurt you. Suggestions to solve the problem include destroying the phone-literally speaking. I wonder what the environmentalists will retort to that though.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

And now the Blackberry

I am getting into a very doomsday phase about whether my personal information will remain personal anymore. With the latest BBC report that the Blackberry can be hijacked to steal confidential data, I am becoming less and less a fan of slick gadgets that are being designed to make life more convenient. Seems like there is always a catch. And the cons.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Another crack, another clone

TechNewsWorld reports on Grunwald's success in cracking the RFID-based U.S. passport and cloning the chip within.

Is this measure designed with security in mind becoming increasingly fraught with inherent security issues?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

More proaction on the ID theft front

Minnesota has put into place a new law that will allow residents to freeze their credit reports in an attempt to safeguard the information from falling into the wrong hands.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Varsity data threats

A report outlining data security breaches in colleges is no good news