Hmmm … quite scary to read about the post on “Military secrets left in public library in Sweden“. If it had fallen in the wrong hands, it could be disastrous.
Apparently, someone (most probably a military officer with NATO) left a USB thumb drive in one of the public computers in a Swedish public library. In the USB thumb drive were classified military data on the Swedish deployment with NATO in Afghanistan as well as an intelligence analysis of the attempted assassination of the Lebanon’s prime minister.
Thankfully, someone turned it in to the library staff and it has been safely returned to the Swedish military. However, no one is sure if anyone else had a look at the information or copied it.
To date, I’ve yet to find any such USB thumb drive with sensitive information (and I wouldn’t want to). Then again, our public libraries don’t allow the insertion of any USB devices into our public computers. But there have been cases of stolen laptops left unattended by their owners. So, if you bring laptops and other electronic devices into the public libraries, be sure to take good care of them as there are all sorts of people loitering in the public libraries.
(via Library Stuff)