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We use Apple Keyboards in our testing centre, but would like to disable the side USB ports, so that students cannot smuggle in answers on their own thumb drives. How do we disable the ports?

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Sorry, there's no way I can see to disable any of the USB ports either in software or hardware. How about a third-party keyboard that doesn't have any ports to begin with? Or, you could also physically block the ports... That could get a little pricey at around $10 a port (from what I've seen online), but it certainly seems fairly fool-proof (or at least student-proof!!).
Please rate this solution if you feel it has helped! Thanks, and good luck!!

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