If you’re cold they’re cold [Image of USB flash drive laying in grass] Put them in the computer at your work

  • @[email protected]
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    56 months ago

    I kinda wanna try buying a bunch of virus usb sticks and putting them into important pcs at work. Or leave them lying around the office.

    • @[email protected]
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      26 months ago

      A USB flash drive with viruses on will probably be pretty ineffective; someone would need to run the virus manually without AV picking it up which is pretty unheard of. Plus, any organisation worth it’s salt will have a policy that automatically blocks drives that aren’t encrypted with a company-issued encryption key.

      The real risk is that a device like this can emulate any USB device, including disks, keyboards, monitors, serial devices, etc. So you plug in the key and in a split second it opens a terminal and types a dozen especially tasty commands…