E&T news weekly #46 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week

Friday April 17 2015  Jonathan Wilson, online managing editor Paedophiles turning to bitcoin to trade sex abuse images It seems depressingly inevitable, but no sooner is a virtually anonymous, untraceable payment system invented than people will find disturbing, illegal uses for that currency. Drugs came first with the Silk Road online narcotics smorgasbord and other similar marketplaces. Now, paedophiles are reportedly using bitcoin, the most common virtual currency, to trade child sex abuse images. Successful hacks and cyber attacks commonly result of human error In a story that will doubtless have every technical support operative in every IT department in … Continue reading E&T news weekly #46 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week