Life after privacy

Monday, 3 July 2006, 12:48 AM EST

Data breaches are yesterday’s news. It’s time to think about your next privacy problem, cryptographer Phil Zimmermann says, before some pimply kid in Bulgaria stumbles across your company’s computers. Next thing you know the boss will get an email demanding a payoff attached to a digital recording of him having phone sex with his Brazilian Pilates instructor. Or the kid could just use insider information to quietly play with your stock. Call it “point and click wiretapping,” Mr. Zimmermann says.

At Red Herring.

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