Wednesday, September 13, 2006

UK: Police Laptop Bought at Car-Boot Sale

Chris Mellor writes on TechWorld (UK):

Scottish police have been embarrassed by the appearance at a confidential laptop bought at a car-boot sale.

The laptop contained road accident crash victim pictures, according to the BBC. The Lothian and Borders Police had disposed of the unwanted device through a third-party "specialist" firm, it said. It was bought at a Glasgow car boot sale by a computer engineer. The computer's hard-drive also held data on 200 police officers and yet the system was not password-protected.

More here.


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