reconsidering physical security: pod slurping

From: Abe Usher (abe.usher_at_sharp-ideas.net)
Date: 06/13/05

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    pod slurping
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    I've written a report that explores an idea that has been known by the
    security community for decades: physical security is important to
    information system security.

    A year ago a report was published by the Gartner Group warning that
    iPods <http://www.apple.com/ipod/> (and other multi-gigabyte portable
    storage devices) pose a security risk for enterprises
    <http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/07/06/HNipodsrisk_1.html>. I've
    created an application (*slurp.exe*) that demonstrates this concept.
    When the program is run from an iPod, it can __very__quickly__ copy
    thousands of interesting files* from a PC to an iPod.

    The full article and proof-of-concept application are available at:
    http://www.sharp-ideas.net

    Cheers,
    Abe Usher, CISSP

    * Office documents, *.pdf,*.xml, *.dbf, *.log, *.dat, *.txt, *.csv,
    *.htm, *.url, et cetera


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