[ISN] reconsidering physical security: pod slurping
isn at c4i.org
Tue Jun 14 12:47:08 EDT 2005
Forwarded from: Abe Usher <abe.usher at sharp-ideas.net>
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
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:
Abe Usher, CISSP
* Office documents, *.pdf,*.xml, *.dbf, *.log, *.dat, *.txt, *.csv,
*.htm, *.url, et cetera
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