Huge Number of Laptops Go Missing at Airports

Nemo - July 1, 2008 07:03AM in Mobile

According to a recent study covering 36 of the largest airports in the U.S., over 10,000 laptops are reported missing every week. Of those, 65% are never found. The most likely place for a laptop to disappear is at security checpoints. Over three quarters of travelers surveyed said they had no faith in ever getting a lost notebook back. So jaded are some travelers that 16% said they wouldn't even bother reporting a lost machine. This study just may be the wake up call needed to prompt companies to begin protecting sensitive data on laptops a little better.