Security firms block USB access

Monday, 8 August 2005, 12:08 PM EST

Unauthorized use of USB hardware to gain access to information in laptops and servers is a growing concern. With that in mind, security vendors McAfee and Sygate next week are expected to unveil their own approaches to blocking USB hardware access to computers.

McAfee is adding a way to prevent USB devices--which can hold a gigabyte of information or more in keyfob-sized hardware--from gaining access to laptops and servers through its host-based Entercept intrusion-prevention systems (IPS) product.

By Ellen Messmer at PC World.

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