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Corporations should ban iPod?

“Companies should consider banning portable storage devices such as Apple’s iPod from corporate networks as they can be used to introduce malware or steal corporate data, according to an analyst.

Small portable storage products can bypass perimeter defences like firewalls and antivirus at the mailserver, and introduce malware such as Trojans or viruses onto company networks, claimed analyst Gartner in a report issued this week. Analysts have warned for some time of the dangers of using portable devices, but the report points out these also now include ‘disk-based MP3 players, such as Apple’s iPod, and digital cameras with smart media cards, memory sticks, compact flash and other memory media.’”

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Comments

21

I think the biggest security risk is the keyboard and vending machines.

Posted by AMG on July 6, 2004 at 4:10 PM (CDT)

22

Daft, plain daft. These guys need to say such things in the privacy of thier own basements alone.

Posted by Strykar in India on July 6, 2004 at 11:31 PM (CDT)

23

> Brian:
> “Sounds like this report was written during happy hour.”

Ha ha! Good one and so true :)

Posted by Tiketti on July 7, 2004 at 4:14 AM (CDT)

24

If you want a magazine FOR iPod then check out www.soulmusicmag.co.uk - download and you can read it using the Notes reader.

Posted by James H on July 7, 2004 at 8:59 AM (CDT)

25

ban corporate networks, not ipods.

Posted by ni on July 8, 2004 at 11:25 PM (CDT)

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