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Leicester council loses USB stick

Another city council has managed to mislay a USB stick, this time in Leicester. According to a report in local paper This Is Leicestershire, the memory stick in question is used.. more
Posted in All Tech News, USB News

Police USB stick with anti-terror training found in street

Sensitive data goofs seem to be regular occurrences for the police, NHS and councils across the UK, and in another such incident, a USB stick containing anti-terrorist training manuals has been.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Computer News: Hardware, Tablet PC's, Computing

ICO doesn’t penalise Welsh medical practice for data breach

Where councils and the NHS are concerned, data losses seem to be as much a part of the daily routine as the morning coffee break, and afternoon gossip around the water.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Computer News: Hardware, Tablet PC's, Computing

NHS Forth Valley loses USB stick

Reports are coming in that a member of staff at one of NHS Forth Valley’s secure mental health units has been suspended over the apparent loss of a USB stick containing patient’s medical records. Credant Technologies says that, since the case involves a data loss.. more
Posted in USB News

Barnet council in hair-raising USB stick security breach

Another UK council has been involved in an embarrassing data leak incident. This time around it’s Barnet council, and what’s worse about this particular incident is that it’s data pertaining to children which was involved. Specifically, the records of some 9,000 youngsters, containing information such.. more
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Businesses ignorant of iPhone security risk

Many businesses are blissfully unaware of the security risks posed by employees with iPhones, new research has discovered. Over a third (35%) of IT decision makers polled did not recognise that unauthorised users could access valuable company data through employee’s iPhones. Nearly two thirds (64%).. more
Posted in iPhone News, IT Security News

Windows 7 on USB stick

Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system, which is due to be released in October, may be made available on a USB stick. This will make it easier for owners of netbooks which do not have CD or DVD drives to upgrade to the new OS. As.. more
Posted in USB News

MI6 USB blunder blows cover on drugs investigation

A major drugs-busting operation in Columbia had to be called off after an MI6 agent left a top secret USB drive on a bus, it emerged this week. The blunder, by a female agent known only as ‘T’, left a multi-million pound investigation in tatters.. more
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Credant says public sector should invest in IT security

Following the recent loss of a memory stick by Lothian and Borders Police, Credant Technologies has commented that the public sector is under-resourced when it comes to IT security. The USB stick lost by Lothian Police contained information on 750 vehicles, and possibly more seriously,.. more
Posted in USB News

9,000 USBs left in Laundrettes

Data leakage and data loss is at an all time high and this could be blamed on the ever-popular USB or memory stick which most people now use to download and transport large amounts of sensitive data. So it’s no surprise to find in a.. more
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