Storage wrinkle: 4,500 flash drives left at the cleaners
Lost a thumb drive with important data on it? Check with your dry cleaner. A survey by a U.K.-based company shows that in the last year, 4,500 USB flash drives were forgotten in pockets of clothes left at the dry cleaners, and thousands more handheld devices were left in the backseats of taxis.
While that number may appear high, the survey of 100 dry cleaners by data security company Credant Technologies of London this month revealed that the number of flash sticks left at the cleaners since last April actually declined by half.