The Evil Corporate Secret Stealing iPods Are Back!!!
from the not-this-again dept
It seems that every few months, some security company wants us to believe that iPods are some evil security threat to companies, as employees are sneaking them in and sneaking out precious trade secret info. It started about a year ago with a Gartner report, which was quickly followed by rumors that the UK military was banning iPods (later denied). A few months later, a security company came out with a similar warning. So, it really shouldn’t be any surprise to hear yet another security company screaming about how companies have no idea the threat the iPod represents. Apparently, this security company doesn’t realize just how many people now carry USB hard drives on their key chains, or (more importantly) the fact that just about anyone who works at a computer these days has access to this (ooooh! scarrrrry!) thing called “the internet” which lets them send data outside the company walls to almost anywhere they want!