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[ISN] Tony Bennett left his heart, others leave mobile devices in San Francisco
By William Jackson
Feb 28, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- A survey done in advance of this weekâs RSA Conference
found that more than 2,300 mobile devices, including cell phones,
tablets and laptops, have been separated from their owners at 20
The devices were left behind in hotel guest rooms, bars and lobbies in
the Union Square and Financial District, near the Moscone Center where
the massive security and crypto conclave is held each year.
The survey, conducted by Credant Technologies, had no word on the number
of marriages, careers or weekends that were ruined by these losses, but
on average, 45 percent of the devices go unclaimed. One hotel reported
that 92 percent of devices it had found were not reclaimed.
Mobile security and access control are hot topics in IT security right
now, but it is easy to forget that there also are low-tech threats to
the latest technology.
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