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May 5, 2004, 10:44 pm
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Does anyone remember the good old days, when computer users could
format floppy disks?
I have found recently many public computers with floppy disk drives
(for writing letters etc.) have disabled/hidden the option to format
floppy disk drives.
It's getting rather silly out there :)
Can anyone tell me what the security issue is with people formatting
their own floppy disks?
There are other issues relating to security overkill... is it getting
too extreme? Are there ways to fight this irritating menace? :)
Public computers should not have Floppy drives, exposed USB ports,
exposed Serial or parallel ports, and the mouse/keyboard should be setup
so that the users can not disconnect them. In fact, the computer itself
should be in a case/desk/remote so that users can not get to them.
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