British Military: iPods Pose Security Risk

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by zim, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. zim macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2002
    iPods Pose Security Risk

    This is nothing new, USB drives have been banned elsewhere but come on! In most cases where I have seen people freak out about these types of small devices, it has been the organizations failure to keep up with proper security techniques allowing anyone to easily come along and clean house.

    Seems to me that they, by electing to go with, as they say, the USB-friendly Microsoft XP operating system, opened themselves up to the potential risk of any USB device becoming a threat thus using the title iPods Pose Security Risk to be nothing more then an attention getter due to apple's success of it.
  2. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    the fact iPod is a large HD adds to the concern. it's conceivable that iPod can be used to steal the entire HD and not just files here and there.

    i remember reading about people stealing expensive programs such as FCP from retail demo Macs when the iPod was first introduced - taking advantage of 5 GB HD, fast FW connection and Mac OS' drag and drop application installation scheme.
  3. Dr. Zauis macrumors member

    Feb 29, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    I remember this happening in the movie The Recruit where the girl steals files from the CIA with a USB thumb drive that she hides in the bottom of her coffee cup.
  4. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    lol, wasn't she smuggling out a virus in that movie. I always thought, man, that was a big virus. She made multiple trips and the drive had to be at least 8MB, I don't think smaller ones were made. I suppose 4MB ones were available at one time.
  5. m.r.m. macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2003
    you all know too much. you shall be liquidated. :D

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