Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Gartner: iPods, other small storage devices pose security risk - Computerworld

Gartner: iPods, other small storage devices pose security risk - Computerworld "The iPod may be popular, but it also poses such a major security risk for businesses that enterprises should seriously consider banning it and other portable storage devices, according to a study by research firm Gartner Inc.
The devices, using a Universal Serial Bus (USB) or FireWire (IEEE 1394), are risky because they could be used to introduce malicious code into a corporate network or steal corporate data, the Stamford, Conn.-based research company said in its report, "How to Tackle the Threat From Portable Storage Devices."

This might have been an insightful and timely bit of advice -- about 15 years ago; today, it seems like rather pitiful and sensationalistic headline-grabbing.
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