Security risks associated with portable storage devices
Source: Help Net Security - LogError - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security There is no question that USB Flash Drives and their electronic counterparts are a valuable addition to the road warrior's toolbox. They have also created a nightmare for data security managers and have spawned an entire sub industry that is aimed squarely at portable data storage security.

Portable storage devices are also handy for making quick backups of important documents and even system registry files. Unlike CD/ROM disks, the stored data can be edited and saved over and over again. Yes, today's portable personal storage devices have revolutionized the concept of "sneaker net", but are the rewards worth the risks?

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