USB = Ultimate Security Breakdown?

For the average corporate or home PC user, the acronym USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, describes a computer port that makes it very easy to connect devices directly to a machine. With this connection, a person can transfer or copy information to and from a computer with little trouble.

But for security administrators and corporate executives, USB is taking on an entirely new meaning: ultimate security breakdown. USB and Firewire ports offer an unbelievably easy and accessible way to take sensitive information outside of the enterprise and yet another way for authorised users to infect the network. IT Observer | USB = Ultimate Security Breakdown?

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 13th December 2005 10:06PM