Lost Hard Drive, Lack of Encryption Leaves Students Open to Identity Theft

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-09-07 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

California State University has sent letters to some 23,500 students, faculty and staff warning that a lost hard drive containing an unencrypted database could expose them to identity theft. Names, addresses and Social Security numbers are some of the per

California State University has sent letters to some 23,500 students, faculty and staff warning that a lost hard drive containing an unencrypted database could expose them to identity theft. Names, addresses and Social Security numbers are some of the personal data of concern, since they can be used in credit applications. Read the full story at the LA Times.
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