Secure disposal policy - A warning!
An item of networking kit bought from eBay for just 99p gave privileged access to an internal network at a UK county council.
The purchase of a VPN 3002 remote access kit by a security services company automatically connected to the internal network of Kirklees Council in Yorkshire as soon as it was switched on.
This is similar to hackers who had gained access to a database of credit card records after compromising an insecure wireless network to connect to a corporate LAN.
Everyone needs a secure disposal policy, the equipment needs to be decommissioned and user logins revoked.
Peace of mind with Hardware.com: Information security and the safeguard of data is extremely serious and at Hardware.com we make sure that all equipment that we receive and refurbish is rigorously tested, secure and has a one year warranty.