USB memory sticks pose new dangers

Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 2:33 AM EST

The ability to use tiny USB memory sticks to download and walk away with relatively large amounts of data has already made the ubiquitous device a potent security threat in corporate environments. Now, the emergence of USB flash drives that can store and automatically run applications straight off the device could soon make the drives even more of a security headache.

At Computerworld.

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