Ultimate Security Breakdown, (not really)

News.com is at it again with yet more sensationalist tabloid journalism. The disaster of the day is the USB device. There seems to be a concerted campaign to convince people that USB is bad. This article takes it a step further to blame the plug and play operating system. The article worries about information theft but also mentions sneakernet viruses.
The article fails to point out (but it is mentioned in reader comments) that XP service pack 2 contains a setting to disable such. If you cared to you could disable the USB in the BIOS, go for a physical solution like breaking the USB or go for a commercial software solution. But the news.com article isn’t about solutions, its about FUD. I suggest checking out the July cryptogram