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September 09, 2004

Do They Know About CD-Rs?

C.Net has an article about Longhorn putting the squeeze on gadgets

SAN FRANCISCO--Windows makes it easy to quickly download files to iPods and other portable storage devices--a little too easy in the minds of many IT managers.

In the next version of Windows, Microsoft will give big companies an easy way to block use of such devices, while making it easier for consumers to connect their home systems to them, a company representative told CNET News.com.

Much has been made of the security risks posed by portable storage devices known as USB keys, or flash drives, music players like the iPod, and other small gadgets that can store vast amounts of data. Some fear that such tiny devices can be used to quickly copy sensitive data off business PC hard drives, or to introduce malicious software onto corporate networks.

"It's a real problem," said Padmanand Warrier, a developer in Microsoft's Windows unit. "That's the feedback we've gotten from IT folks." [C.NET News]

I know things like USB drives make it a little easier, but anyplace I've worked it was easy to get a cd burning for your machine. Or for smaller things a floppy drive. And telling people they can't use a cd burning is akin to stopping them from ever doing any effective work.

Posted by snooze at September 9, 2004 07:46 AM

Comments

Has everyone forgotten the small yet mighty FLOPPY DISK???

Come on, people.. even the most sensitive of information and powerful of virii can still fit in under a megabyte.

Let's get real, shall we?

Posted by: Threnody [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 9, 2004 12:57 PM

Wait,
people still use floppy disks?
^_^

Posted by: gregory [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 10, 2004 11:44 AM

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