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Monday, September 6, 2004
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A link to this info (Thanks Susan!) came across on one of the lists that I am on:

USB "thumb drives" drive some security folks crazy because they're so small physically and so big storage-wise; what's to keep people from popping a USB drive into a USB slot, copying corporate data and walking out the door?  For the USB-paranoid, SP2 includes an ability to let users read data from a USB drive, but not write data to that drive.  It's a simple Registry change.  First, create a whole new key: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control \ StorageDevicePolicies.  Then create a REG_DWORD entry in it called WriteProtect.  Set it to 1 and you'll be able to read from USB drives but not write to them.

Cool!

Tags:: Security
9/6/2004 5:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time  |  Comments [3]  |  Disclaimer  |  Permalink   
Sunday, May 8, 2005 12:06:44 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Today's findings in my pile of unread blog entries
Jason Haley
Sunday, May 8, 2005 12:06:44 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Will this reg hack work on win2k?
Dr. Shaggy
Sunday, May 8, 2005 12:06:44 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
no.
<br>at is says &quot; SP2 includes an ability ...&quot; it is new in xp sp2 and even with xpsp1 it will not work.
me
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