Will this new attack change your use of USB?

Robert Richardson Profile: rrichardson1
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  • ToddN2000
    Nice article. I knew it would only be a matter of time for this to happen. Ever since the large external HD connected by USB I could see this type of problem occurring. Either USB connection policies need to change or the chip set that allows the vulnerability... Neither is an easy fix.

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  • rrichardson1
    Thanks for the comment -- given that one connection is plenty enough for infection, the ultimate fix is changing the chip set on thumb drive type USB devices. Like a lot of things, the fix isn't that hard, it's getting the distribution caught up with it that's hard. So far, though, it doesn't seem like anyone's taking it very seriously, so who knows if anything will be done. 
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  • ToddN2000
    Probably not much will get done until a major company or government agency falls victim. We, the consumers and IT professionals, can point out the vulnerabilities but if it effects a companies bottom line they will keep everything as is unfortunately. 
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