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Attack of the killer iPods

Attack of the killer iPods

Posted Jun 23, 2005 12:06 UTC (Thu) by mrshiny (subscriber, #4266)
In reply to: Attack of the killer iPods by ayeomans
Parent article: Attack of the killer iPods

Actually, I'd say it's fairly easy to set policies in Windows to prevent users from storing data on local machines. One place where I worked tried to apply this policy to developers, who are among the few that need to use local storage and need to install softare locally. Needless to say that policy was not well received, but my point is that Windows provides the tools. As for digital cameras and email and such, those will only help if the workstation in question is logged in; since most workstations that run Windows use some flavour of NT, it's trivial to lock the workstation and require a password on login. Microsoft may not ship XP with the most secure settings out of the box, but it's easy to turn them on; much easier than trying to disable USB devices.

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