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IT Managers glue up USB ports

Cut and paste willl fix it
Tue Jul 04 2006, 08:25
NETWORK MANAGERS are using tubes of super glue to protect their systems from data theft.

Outfits are getting so hot and bothered at the loss of corporate data that they are removing writable drives and ordering network staff to pour superglue into USB ports, according to The Australian Financial Review.

Many firms are banning portable storage devices such as memory sticks and to make sure that none are snuck in, super glue is being seen as the answer.

Of course, there are heaps of other ways of getting data out of the system without USB devices and if someone really wants to take data out of the system, a bit of super glue isn't going to stop them.

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