iPODs are "Risk to national security"

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Ari_0, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. Ari_0 macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2004
    This article was taken from Metro Newspaper on 14th July 2004, a subsidary of The Mirror newspaper. Metro newspaper is free and is distributed in London's underground stations:

    When did listening to pop tunes on the way to work pose a risk to national security? When the Ministry of Defence began banning iPOD music players from sensitive areas because they can download masses of confidential data in seconds.
    Many hi-tech firms have also become suspecious of the gadget since technology consultancy Garter claimed that they could be used to steal secrets. The Ministery of Defence is now to ban iPODs at sites where they could siphon off data.
    The iPOD has a potential for theft because it has a device that links it to a computer without going through passwords. RAF Wing Commander Peter D'Ardenne said: "Thats why we had to plug the gap". Michael Parsons, of online computer magazine ZDNet, warned it was "incredibly easy" to download large quantities of data on to an iPOD.

    A regular spy gadget huh? Get your copies in now :D
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    Yes, an iPod can download data. Just like a FireWire hard drive,. just like a USB thumbdrive. :rolleyes:

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