The pros and cons of USB flash drives

If your library has public access computers, those computers probably have USB ports. The question for libraries to ponder is: do you or do you not allow people to use USB flash drives (also known as USB micro drives, or sometimes USB jump drives) in those ports? This helpful post summarizes the results of a debate about this very topic that recently raged on Web4Lib.
This page does a nice job of laying out the pros and cons of providing access, and also offers helpful tips on ways to protect your public computers from any possible malicious user. A helpful read!



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