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British Military Bans iPods

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    Knute

    Interesting article:

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/07/13/britain.mod.reut/index.html

    Looks like iPods pose a security threat.

    ~ Knute

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    lars

    From the Simpsons version of The Shining:

    Homer: No TV and no beer make Homer... something, something...
    Marge: Go crazy?
    Homer: Don't mind if I do! Argh, Bleck, Grr, hehehe...

    No coke for the US troops. No music for the British. Let the crazyness begin.

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    sbc

    Thats the thing with portable storage. It can be extremely useful but does have risks involved.

    Perhaps there could be some way of having data that actually needs special software to load. Stored on the device, but no use until you get it to a machine that allows you to access it. The software could somehow be tied to the network - so if someone copied it, it would be of no use on any non networked machine.

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    warren

    There should be a simple, Group Policy-based method for disabling the use of USB mass storage devices.

    Actually, that kind of setting should be conveniently available for each type of removable storage device:  CD ROM/CD-RW/DVD, floppy, USB/Firewire, CompactFlash, tape drive, etc. 

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    jamie

    Re: British Military Bans iPods

    Stop that!

    http://www.excaliburclan.com/Graham_Chapman.jpg" width="67">

    Too silly!

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    Manip

    They clearly listen to you jamie, they have now unbanned them -

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3891421.stm

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    phunky_avoc​ado

    No, they state that the iPod was not banned in the first place.

    Manip wrote:
    They clearly listen to you jamie, they have now unbanned them -

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3891421.stm

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    Simo

    warren wrote:
    There should be a simple, Group Policy-based method for disabling the use of USB mass storage devices.


    Their implementing something along those lines in my corporate right now. USB ports are getting a lock down accross the enterprise.

    Can't say I blame them either.

    Thanks to SD cards I could walk out the building with our dev group's VSS database on my phone (Mpx200) and still have room for some production data.

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    Jaz

    i'm sure going to work in just a thong is also banned.  whats the big deal that the ipods banned?

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    Manip

    A lot of MOD depts don't have any kind of dress code so I think going to work in a thong is allowed.

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