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Personal details of workers at pharmaceutical giant Pfizer have been exposed to potential theft for the second time in two months. The latest security cock-up involving the Viagra maker concerns the theft of two laptops containing details of 950 Pfizer contract workers from the car of an employee of consulting firm Axia. The …

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Consult your Physician

This cock-up is from back way back in May? Next time try 1/2 a pill...

Perhaps for the best tho; it would be really tough to balance those "lap top" computers anyways.

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Next time try 1/2 a pill... XP User :-)

A Dream of a Blue Pill to Demonstrate/Push to the Male/Male Fraternity? Or is it already a star turn?.

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Next time try 1/2 a pill... XP User :-)

A Dream of a Blue Pill to Demonstrate/Push to the Exclusively Male Orientated Fraternity? Or is it already a star turn?.

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This is plain and simple idiocy

Another STUPID company that lets employees put confidential information on laptops. I really don't care whether or not it was encrypted, the simple matter is that CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE ON SECURE SERVERS!!!

Yes, even a supposedly "secure" installation can have leaks. But if you do things right ...

We need data security laws that really and truly punish these kinds of things.

Password protected? Bah, I'm an incompetent hardware hack and it would take me six, maybe seven minutes.

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Simply Put "CODB"

Yet another fact of the "Cost Of Doing Business" mentality and attitude toward information and data security. Unfortunately for the public, most private companies, as well as a large number of public organizations are ran by people who believe data security is an unnecessary expense and a business inhibitor. And many are the same companies that lobby against government regulations to enforce due diligence and prudent behavior. Nothing will ever change until the financial cost of being negligent out ways the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for implementing security best practices. Where are the “ambulance chasers” and class action lawsuits when you need them?

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