Most second-hand thumb drives contain data from past owners

Our penchant for plugging in random memory sticks isn’t the only trouble with our USB hygiene, a study shows. Many computer users don’t take enough precautions when disposing of their USB sticks, leaving a trove of what is often sensitive information about themselves for the drives’ new owners, a study has shown. Researchers from the … More Most second-hand thumb drives contain data from past owners

22,000 USB sticks found by UK dry cleaners each year

ESET study reveals that only 53 percent of devices get returned to owners, which begs the question – what happens to the other 10,004? A new study from internet security firm ESET has revealed that memory sticks, mobiles phones and dead rats are just some of the items dry cleaners find in dirty clothes each … More 22,000 USB sticks found by UK dry cleaners each year