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Re: [Dataloss] Laptop stolen at SF Ca Airport with data of33000travelers

From: Sean Steele (SSteeleinfolocktech.com)
Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 12:29:48 CDT


This morning I flew from Reagan (DCA) to Detroit and passed the SteerClear (err, FlyClear) lane, and its workers.

I asked about the laptop theft/loss in SFO, attributable to one of their co-workers, and their response was...

"That's OK, it wasn't from THIS airport!"

Wow. I fear for us all.

-S.


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From: dataloss-bouncesattrition.org
To: Chris Walsh ; Henry Brown
Cc: datalossattrition.org
Sent: Tue Aug 05 13:02:50 2008
Subject: Re: [Dataloss] Laptop stolen at SF Ca Airport with data of33000travelers


Food for thought:

If the thief had connected up a USB-drive, copied the data from the laptop to his drive, and walked away, no one would have known.

If the machine was password protected, they could have booted it via a Ghost/etc boot CD, then copied the data that way.

 

-Max

 “Note: The views and opinions expressed in this email are strictly those of the page author.”

 

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From: dataloss-bouncesattrition.org [mailto:dataloss-bouncesattrition.org] On Behalf Of Chris Walsh
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 9:53 AM
To: Henry Brown
Cc: datalossattrition.org
Subject: Re: [Dataloss] Laptop stolen at SF Ca Airport with data of 33000travelers

 

Absolutely epic.

Sigh.

cw

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 4:36 AM, Henry Brown <hbrownknology.net> wrote:


For the past year, travelers at SFO have had the option to enroll in the
Clear Registered Traveler Program. Those who sign up get a biometric ID
card, which allows them to bypass regular security lines for $128 a year.

[...]

 

        
        As for who stole the laptop in the first place, authorities are still
        investigating. There were no apparent signs of a break-in.

 

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