This is why I moved into IT security, no-one has a clue of even the basics ensuring that I should have a job for some time to come.
While traveling to meet clients, Scanit engineers found everything from intimate messages to mistresses (perfect for blackmail) to desktop-saved documents outlining multi-million dollar deals, complete with profit margins and lowest bid values.
They also found many of these airport lounge PCs were infected with computer viruses. Scanit chief exec David Michaux recalls a discovery he made while waiting for a delayed flight.
“As I was playing patience, I noticed heavy network traffic on the lounge machineâ€™s taskbar even though I wasnâ€™t using any network applications,” he said. “After some delving I was amazed to find Back Orifice 2000 (BO2K) as the culprit. It had been invisibly collecting my keystrokes and sending a record of them to a Hotmail account every 15 minutes.”