Dumpster-diving for e-data

Wednesday, 25 July 2007, 12:00 AM EST

Dumpster-diving -- going through trash bins in hopes of finding paper records with valuable information like customer names or future product plans -- is alive and well in the age of USB flash drives and portable music players.

Every user who throws away (or loses) a keychain-size flash drive could be unintentionally leaking critical information to a competitor. Any of the tens of millions of desktop and notebook computers disposed of each year in landfills, junkyards, and yard sales could be a rich trove of corporate data left on a hard drive by lazy users or IT departments.

At InfoWorld.

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