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September 17, 2018  8:59 AM

Schneider USB Malware Scare

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
malware, USB

We’ve talked before about security issues involved with USB drives, but here’s a new one: A vendor alerting us to malware on a USB drive that it’s shipping with its product. Schneider Electric recently notified users of its Conext Combox and Conext Battery Monitor that USB removable media...

July 23, 2018  8:00 AM

Korean USB Fans Invite Scrutiny

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
privacy, Security, USB

Security experts watched in horror as journalists attending the US - North Korea summit in Singapore in June were handed gift bags containing adorable little USB fans. Plug them into your laptop and they would help keep you cool. They could also, if you’ve read this blog for any length of...


June 30, 2018  8:41 AM

Secure USBs Used to Hack Airgapped PCs

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Security, USB

A fairly common theme here has been “Don’t poke strange USB sticks in things,” because it’s a common vector for transmitting malware (and reprogramming your...

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July 13, 2017  9:06 PM

Beware! USB Web Key In the Mail

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Security, Storage, USB

You’ve heard about phishing. Now we’ve got one with actual bait: a mailed USB card called a web key. As one techie describes it, “Here is the prototype for the next big wave of security breaches.” According to TJ Gamble, founder and CEO of ecommerce company jamerson.com, Blue...


March 17, 2015  11:24 PM

Now USB Drives Can Set Your Computer On Fire

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Security, Thumb drive, USB

We keep telling you and telling you: Don’t plug strange USBs into your computer! You don’t know where it’s been! Now, it could kill your computer. It’s tough, because some things are so enticing.


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