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RE: USB Qusetion
From: "David Gillett" <gillettdavid () fhda edu>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 12:36:30 -0800

  We have an eval going on of some thin clients, and one of our
folks asked why they provided PS/2 ports for keyboard and mouse.
And the answer was:  "So you can disable USB in the BIOS if you
want to block the use of USB drives, without losing the keyboard
and mouse too."

  I think a BIOS-level block is not going to care what *kind* of 
USB device is plugged in....

David Gillett


-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com 
[mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On Behalf Of blufuzion () mail com
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 3:49 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: USB Qusetion

Hello, I am new to the list.I am a new network admin and my 
boss wants me to disable usb drives from reading USB/thumb 
drives but still be able to use the mouse and keyboards. I 
was thinking of disabling them in the BIOS. Can you give me 
any suggestions?

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