Berkeley professor spooks laptop thief

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  1. Kye-U

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    Read more here: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22686

    Another article: http://www.boingboing.net/2005/04/20/berkeley_laptop_thie.html

    Yet another article (with Transcript): http://blastradius.blogspot.com/2005/04/world-of-pain.html

    Audio clip of Lecture here: http://www.boingboing.net/2005/04/20/berkeley_laptop_thie.html
     
  2. Notok

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    Wow, lol, yeah.. I bet that's a mistake that won't happen again anytime soon..
     
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    well he could probably retire for life with that kind of information that the professor just provided him with without having to sit an exam or go online :)
     
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  5. Kye-U

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    Well that sucks.

    Good for him, he deserves it.
     
  6. BlueZannetti

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    Well, not really. Don't forget, the laptop was stolen. Regardless of the lame nature of the prof's attempt to recover the laptop, it's ridiculous to even jokingly imply the thief deserves to keep his ill-gotten goods. The thief deserves to be expelled at the least, assuming that he/she is a student.

    Blue
     
  7. Longboard

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    Agree, that theft is theft and property crime is not victimless.

    This apparently well known and respected teacher has made a massive goose of himself all over the web.

    What's the bet the Laptop is wide-open Windows box.
    No encryption?? No password protection??
    Super sensitive data being carried around and left with easy access for a thief?

    Bet his employers are pissed off.
    Reminder to us all to be careful.
    Reminder to the Prof's employers not to let their sensitive data wander around in somebodies "back pocket"; might fall out !!

    A friend of mine says that one of the most dangerous tools around at the moment are flash drives. 2 or 3 minutes alone with somebody's data base and bye-bye.

    How paranoid is too paranoid?

    Regards
     
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