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The risks of desktop computing are now well known. They stem from the growth in financially motivated malware, which aims to steal from the user or from the user's employer. Malware does this through viruses, worms and Trojans carried by emails, infected websites and so on. However, the tools to combat such attacks are now …

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Gawd/ess, what a palaver ... where do I start ...

How about with "trying to make insecure-by-design hardware and software combinations secure on the corporate desktop is a fool's errand".

Followed up with "Doing the same thing over and over again, whilst hoping for a different result each time is a clinical sign of insanity".

Yeah. That should do it ...

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Finally?????

"Finally, you need to document your desktop security policies and who is responsible for what."

How about you actually work out wtf you are doing and why before you start blundering around with your users' settings?

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Obvious

One good way to lock down USB ports is with a dab of 5 minute epoxy!

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