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iPods a security risk, warns complete idiot

Ryan Block, @ryan
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Ahh yellow journalism.  The headline reads: "iPods are security risk, warns analyst", and the premise is that iPods pose a great potential (note, the article cites no reported cases as yet) risk to any enterprises looking to keep their networks clear of viruses and trojans.  The "industry analysts" (we're now using the term very loosely) at research firm Gartner reason it's because iPods can "bypass perimeter defences like firewalls and antivirus at the mailserver".  Uh, so can any other kind of data medium, like say, floppies. Sounds like a bunch of consultants trying to literally scare up some business.

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