I do not store sensitive data !?
by peterCIS - 9/9/05 4:32 AM
In Reply to: How do you secure sensitive data on your computer? by Marc Bennett
I am not surprised that 25% say they don't store sensitive data, it goes to show that most of us do not know what 'sensitive data' is.
Do you do any banking on your PC? Do you type passwords in Web sites? Do your taxes, type credit card #s, addresses, names, addresses. Even if complete information is not recoverable, pieces of information on your computer can easily be combined with other known info or with a bit of research and presto.
Your PC is loaded with temporary files, even deleted files can be recovered. Don't be so sure someone can't get to that stuff given the right access.
Can we say ID Theft?