Unencrypted Laptop Missing

@jands1 (835)
United States
August 5, 2008 2:43pm CST
Yikes! If what the laptop contained wasn't so important, I would be laughing hysterically at this. In San Francisco Airport (USA), a laptop belonging to Verified Identity Pass, Inc. containing sensitive personal information on 33,000 people who applied to the airport security prescreening program just up and vanished about a week ago. To top it off, the Transportation Security Administration wasn't even told about it until Sunday! Insult to injury, Verified Identity Pass, Inc. will resume working with the Transportation Security Administration once they have notified all affected applicants of this situation and proven they have installed encryption on all their computers. *blink* Wow. I feel much safer now. I simply can't believe the most basic element of working with personal information was just ignored by Verified Identity Pass, Inc. Encrypt! And what about the whole thing in the USA airports about not leaving bags unattended? LOL I know on my laptop I have a lot of encryption. Do you? And what do you think about this whole mess with Verified Identity Pass, Inc.?
1 response
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
30 Oct 08
It is a stupid of them not to encrypt sensitive data. Even a personal home users tries to protect his word document with a password. Let alone national data being stolen. This should be a lesson for us all. Better safe than sorry. @ ronaldinu 2008
@jands1 (835)
• United States
30 Oct 08
It still boggles the mind how such negligence could occur. Thank you for responding ronaldinu. :)