Found a San Disk 128G SD card - how to find owner?

10 months 3 weeks ago #655736 by Ruby Grace
I found a San Disk 128G SD card in a parking lot yesterday at the mall.  It looks like it has not been run over and likely in good condition. 

Obviously it doesn't have anyones name on it.  I was thinking about putting an ad up on Craigslist under 'found' section.  Would you look at the files on the card in order to validate possible people calling in to claim it?  If so, how can this be done where if there is something harmful on it, it doesn't hurt my computer or camera?

Thank you 

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10 months 3 weeks ago #655754 by Nikon Shooter
You might find details on the card and, if you leave
the data on the card, you should be safe to explore it.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #655756 by garyrhook
I believe it's important to reply with facts, not opinions.

Yes, you are at risk with that SD card. Here's a simple article, but searching the web will produce lots of info about this issue.

https://www.cnet.com/news/new-malware-roosting-place-inside-your-sd-card/

You don't know where it came from, you don't even know if it was truly "lost" as opposed to planted.

You can post on CL that you found an SD card, and leave out the size, brand, location, time, etc. Anyone that might be rightful owner will be able to provide more than just a guess at "Samsung".

If someone manages to claim the card, what do you care? Any risk becomes their problem. You can consider yourself a Good Samaritan and move on.


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10 months 3 weeks ago #655778 by Nikon Shooter
I have Malwarebytes on all my machines for peace of mind.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #655786 by Tim Dordeck
I'd just go to Kinko's sign up for a computer for 15 minutes, see if any information on possible owners and let that be the start.   


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10 months 3 weeks ago #655917 by Sassy Girl
Bring it to the malls 'lost and found' who ever lost it likely will call and check with them.  Let them deal with it.  


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10 months 3 weeks ago #655931 by icepics
I agree, take it to lost and found at the store/mall. Tell them where and when you found it. If someone lost it that's probably where they'd go to look for it to see if anybody found it and turned it in.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #655943 by Moe
Agreed, lost and found would be the best option.  Even if you got access, it’s doubtful there will be any useful data to help identify.


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10 months 1 week ago #657314 by Liem Stailey
So what happened with this, what did you end up doing?


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