Following yesterday's TechNet Security Summit (in London) I invited the audience to adjourn to the local pub - I was amazed quite how many of you joined me especially as I clearly stated that I wasn't proposing to buy the Beer! It was quite funny for me to watch so many geeks arriving into what had previously been an empty pub.
After a couple of hours of intense debate people started to leave. One Gentleman was rather unhappy as he couldn't locate his jacket. He hunted high and low and concluded that someone must have stolen it from under our noses. Bear in mind that the entire group were security professionals this may have been a predictable reaction.
To cut a long story short the person in question left the pub thinking about his loss of a perfectly good suit jacket and contents including his iPod. Moments later another chap entered the pub with a jacket in his hand - he was returning it as apparently it had been taken by accident. Fortunately we had the contact details of the owner who returned and found that everything was intact including the iPod.
Working in this industry it's easy to think that most people are criminals - this of course isn't the case :-)
Well, it could have been an elaborate ruse to insert a tracking device into his iPod :-)
Now who's paranoid!