Do PDAs pose a security risk?

Monday, 2 June 2003, 12:37 PM EST

John in marketing went out on Saturday and spent his bonus on a shiny new handheld computer. He has spent the weekend playing with it, and now he's trying to install the handheld's backup software on his work PC.

Should his IT manager stop him? Company policies range from laissez-faire to completely banning outside devices for fear of opening the network to the risk of attack. With virus companies offering firewalls and virus scanners for PDAs, do companies need to worry, or is it all hype to sell more security software?

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