Saturday, April 29, 2006

Closing at least one barn door

With most personal information mostly in digital form, it is easily reproduced and highly portable. Not only can it be e-mailed and FTP'd, it is increasingly finding its way onto USB drives. These drives can easily be stolen (and wind up on the black market in Kabul) or can be used by malevolent employees to commit fraud. Lifehacker is linking to Remote Administration for Windows, which has posted a simple registry change that apparently disables USB drives in Windows (Remote Administration For Windows - Windows administration tricks and tips.: Disable USB Drives). I have no idea whether it disables iPODs, USB external hard-drives or other USB-connected mass storage, but it apparently does not interfere with other USB devices.

Usual disclaimers apply ...

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