[Web4lib] Big Flash Drives (snooping)
marionsumerianlibrarian at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 9 23:44:18 EDT 2006
of course, after a reasonable amount of time . . . you
learned pretty quickly how to avoid having the same
thing happen to you again.
in your response to the previous post i could hardly
help but notice that you neglected to provide a list
of the contents -- at the very least, if not the files
themselves! -- of the flash drive you lost.
just curious, ms
--- Leo Robert Klein <leo at leoklein.com> wrote:
> You know, I wish someone had looked into the 1 Gig
> Flash Drive I left in
> some computer and contacted me about it.
> I looked around a week for it and then wound up
> having to get a new one
> -- two gigs this time. Now, I've got a mini-address
> label stuck on the
> side of the new one.
> In any case, at the most, I'd give the owner a day
> or two and then dive
> into the thing in order to find out who owned it. I
> can't imagine an
> owner complaining about doing this -- when the
> reward is getting back
> his or her equipment.
> -- -------------
> Leo Robert Klein
> Richard Wiggins wrote:
> > Forgive me if I've already told this story.
> > A colleague and I are tasked with raising
> awareness about managing
> > sensitive data at a large midwestern university.
> > Unrelated to that effort, after he taught a class,
> he found an
> > abandoned USB thumb drive.
> > We discussed the Right Thing To Do.
> > We concluded that he should leave a note where the
> drive was lost, to
> > the effect that whoever lost the drive should go
> to the main office
> > and describe the drive in order to retrieve it.
> > This new tale leads me to conclude that we did the
> right thing.
> > Those who draw an analogy to opening a wallet and
> looking for a
> > driver's license: this is so very different, in so
> many ways:
> > -- You can discern a driver's license from a
> credit card quickly,
> > recognizing the former without inhaling the
> > -- A wallet can't infect your network.
> > An apparently lost USB thumb drive should go to
> the same Lost and
> > Found as lost mittens. Good Samaritans should not
> plug the drive into
> > a computer.
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