Traveling with notebooks can be stressful what with the security dance that must be done at the airport. I’ve always felt that putting my baby alone in that plastic bin only to see it disappear from view in the X-ray machine was rather off-putting if not downright dangerous. It turns out that the X-ray machine may be the least of my worries based on a report by the Ponemon Institute released this week that studies laptop loss. Their report claims that a staggering 12,000+ notebook computers are reported lost every week at medium to large airports in the US. The report goes on to detail that each year airports report close to 637,000 laptops go missing, many of those the victim of criminal mischief. That’s a whopping big number and one that tells us we must all be on point guard while at the airport and not let our notebook get out of our sight. It might be time to get a LoJack or similar technology to protect the investment.
(via PC World)