Originally posted by xox
[B]You mean security threaT?
For a stranger to access the workstation in the first place shows the lack of security measures being placed in that working environment - now that is the real threat. [/B]
What I mean is that people that should know better can bring in programs themselves from home. It'd be easy to hide a trojan in a small program, a program which is incredibly useful.
On a floppy disk or cd, drives can be blocked/disabled.
Can USB drives be covered by the same method?
I think not
These days everything is moving towards USB, keyboards, mice, etc.
All someone has to do is unplug a keyboard (or with fancy MS keyboards, just plu the device into the KB), plug the drive in drag and drop large programs, etc with the mouse, unplug the device and plug the KB in again
The perfect crime.
These days many programs randomlyu grab a document off the HD and email it to a randomly generated address.
What's to stop competitors from doing the same? But obviously with an email address they can check