“Companies beware: Critical corporate data might be dancing out of the office with workers who bring their iPods to work,” The Associated Press reports. “The research firm Gartner Inc. warns of security risks posed by the popular music player and other portable storage devices that plug into a PC’s USB or FireWire ports. The iPod, like the rest, can hold data in addition to tunes.”
“‘Businesses are increasingly putting themselves at risk by allowing the unauthorized and uncontrolled use of portable storage devices,’ Gartner analyst Ruggero Contu wrote. The problem, he says, is twofold. In one scenario, employees could simply drag and drop sensitive files into the devices, which often come with gigabytes of storage capacity. In the other, the devices could carry a virus, Trojan horse or other malware,” AP reports. “The solution? ‘Companies should forbid the use of uncontrolled, privately owned devices with corporate PCs,’ Contu said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: In other news, Gartner also reported that the planet Earth is spherical and also revolves around the Sun which, by the way, is really, really, really hot.