Some things actually do come out in the wash… Like my USB key!

For the past few years, I’ve kept my passwords on an encrypted USB key from Kingston, a DataTraveler Vault Privacy that ostensibly has military-grade encryption to keep your data safe. It seemed smarter than just having them sitting around in plain sight, or in plain text stored someplace on the cloud. And, quite frankly, I don’t trust password vault apps.

It was bound to happen eventually, but I left it in my jeans when they went through the washing machine. Oops. And when did I do my last backup, I wondered…

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