I don't know the extent to which this story has crossed the shores to America, but our local friendly far-right political party the British National Party has had details of its members published on the Internet. I'm not going to rehearse their arguments for them - you know the sort of thing, compulsory repatriation for immigrants, jobs for the British at the expense of anyone else who lives on our shores no matter how long their family has been here - we all know the types. I'd have loved to have seen their faces when Obama was elected as the …

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I've been doing a piece lately that's involved me talking to a number of IT support types and they're all coming out with similar comments and views: too many managers, they're saying, are declaring that something is an IT issue when actually it's no such thing, it's a management thing. This is often true. Take [URL="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7620569.stm"]this clipping[/URL] from the BBC's website. It makes it pretty clear that loads of data is going missing because - wait for it - taxi passengers in London have left 60,000 mobile devices in taxis during the last six months. That's one hell of a …

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[URL="http://www.nochex.com"]Nochex[/URL] has been providing secure online payment services to small and medium businesses in the UK ever since 2001. It seems to take security seriously, as anyone dealing with your money should, with encrypted data transfers, encrypted data storage and servers at the same highly secure location as used by many high street banks. Unfortunately, the security chain seems to have a link missing when it comes to common sense and the type of confidential customer information that any identity thief would be drooling over the prospect of getting hold of. The problem was revealed to me by an understandably …

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Back in May, I [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1466.html"]broke the story[/URL] on DaniWeb in this very blog of how the online application facility for UK visas was not only insecure, but that it had potentially been so for years. The company concerned, VFS Global, which operated the visa online application form filing service on behalf of the UK government in India and other countries, had such Mickey Mouse security in place that anyone could easily get hold of the full application form information of anyone who had made such an application. That's anyone as is terrorist, identity thief, innocent applicant stumbling across the information …

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The End.