I would like to wish all my readers a very happy and prosperous new year for 2008. It's been two weeks since my last post here; things have been hectic (again) with xmas and also work and trips abroad.
I saw today on the OakTable list a post Niall about a news item about Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame. This article is titled "Clarkson stung after bank prank" and it talks about the fact that Clarkson posted his bank details in his newspaper column to make a point that the loss of the HMRC data to two CD's was a fuss about nothing. If you know anything about data security and identity theft you would be shaking your head if you read his column and sure enough someone created a direct debit and took 500 quid from his account and gave it to the charity diabetes UK. Don't mess with data, especially data that relates to your personal details; there will always be someone who can abuse it.