http://uk.news.yahoo.com/010416/80/bkwiz.html For the life of me, I can't understand how the British seem to lose so many laptops with sensitve information on them, When I travel with a laptop I watch it better than some of my fellow travelers watch their own children, and my laptop isn't packed with national defence secrets. If memory serves me correctly, this is the second laptop reported lost in the back of a taxi. About now it would seem like a good idea to have the MoD use their own drivers shuttling personnel around over taking a cab. William Knowles wkat_private Monday April 16, 08:01 AM LONDON (Reuters) - A Defence Ministry laptop computer packed with national security secrets has gone missing after an official left it in the back of a taxi, the Mirror has reported. The laptop was thought to contain vital information about new weapons systems, it said. The Mirror said the official had notified police about the missing laptop. No immediate comment was available from the Defence Ministry or police. It was the latest of several laptops with military or intelligence information reported lost in Britain in just over a year. In March last year there were reports that agents of MI5, the domestic security service, and MI6, the overseas security service, had lost laptops containing secret information. The MI5 laptop, said to contain confidential information on Northern Ireland, was snatched at a London railway station. Before the start of the 1991 Gulf War, a laptop said to have contained combat plans was stolen from the car of a air force officer, who lost his job as a result. *==============================================================* "Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence without communications is irrelevant." Gen Alfred. M. Gray, USMC ================================================================ C4I.org - Computer Security, & Intelligence - http://www.c4i.org *==============================================================* ISN is hosted by SecurityFocus.com --- To unsubscribe email LISTSERVat_private with a message body of "SIGNOFF ISN".
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