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Drive Lock Sales Surge to Block USB Forts From Spreading Malware

Drive locks that protected computers from malware spreading through floppy disks have reappeared, to block USB ports.

However, the floppy lock sales fell when the dominant malware threat started to spread via the Net, though a risk remained in the potential use of disks to evade network monitoring for data theft.

According to Lindy, the electronics supplier, there is a increase in sales of devices that prevent unlawful use of USB ports, which tend to be a dominant medium for spreading infection, says security firm, ESET, as reported by Computer active on June 9, 2008.

The security researchers reported that USB drives are continuously targeted to distribute ...

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