[LINK] Real use of flash drive lanyard

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Tue Mar 6 22:18:25 AEDT 2007

 On Tue Mar  6 12:39 , Tom Worthington <Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au> sent:

>It was reported May 17, 2006  that a senior military officer left a 
>confidential report on a CDROM in a computer at an airport lounge 
>In response I wrote a spoof press release about a fictional product:
>"... reinforced military specification  lanyard which can be attached 
>to a flash drive, or other removable electronic memory device.  The 
>other end ... is secured to the uniform of the personnel responsible 
>for the information. ... will first provide a warning if the user 
>attempts to leave their workstation without removing the flash drive. 
>If the user ignores the warning, the ... will automatically eject the 
>flash drive from the workstation and retract it onto the user's 

... and potentially corrupt the the flash drive if it is removed while the main index file is being updated. That'll teach them to ignore the warning.


Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Sydney Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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