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Poll: Does your organization disable or physically block the USB ports on PCs?

Flash drives are great for carrying around data--so long as it doesn't walk out the door. Do you block USB ports? Take our quick poll and let us know.

In a recent TR Dojo video, I discuss five cool things you can do with a USB flash drive. But, flash drives are a double-edged sword. They make it easy to carry around a lot of data, but they also make it easy for individuals to walk off with lots of company information.

In a previous TR Dojo episode, I explain how to disable USB storage under OS X and Windows. But, I'm curious about how many organizations actually take these steps. Take our quick poll and let us know if your organization either disables or physically block USB ports on PCs.

About Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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