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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    566 months ago

    True. Many people are suspicious of black USB sticks they find somewhere near their office building but that’s just racist

    • @[email protected]
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      66 months ago

      That’s why, when I leave ransom ware outside of offices, I buy the pink ones and put stickers on em.

  • Octopus
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    236 months ago

    You can also do some performance-intensive thing on you laptop like () { :|:& };:

  • Adori
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    6 months ago

    Couldn’t a company be easily be hacked if someone put a monitoring program in a usb and just casually drops it near the entrance of an office?

    Employees might be curious enough to try plugging it in.

    • @nucleative
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      146 months ago

      Absolutely, it’s a common attack vector

  • idunnololz
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    96 months ago

    Ohhh so that’s why that USB I found on the ground made my computer fans go nuts. The computer was trying to transfer heat to the poor wittle USB 🥺

  • First Majestic Comet
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    96 months ago

    Or I could put them in this convenient little USB warmer

    (for those unaware this is a USB duplicator and Eraser, it duplicates or erases the contents of a USB drive onto the others at the push of a button).

  • Flying Squid
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    66 months ago

    8 GB? What am I supposed to store on that, a jpeg thumbnail?

  • Queen HawlSera
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    56 months ago

    Actually, you can’t put them in the computer where I work. Safety protocols, you can’t use any devices except that but you’re provided for you by the company

      • Queen HawlSera
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        66 months ago

        No you can’t, every device has to be approved by the company, and they need to know exactly what you’re using this device for. It’s so strict that literally I can’t even plug my phone into a computer if I forget to bring my wall plug, in order to charge it I mean.

          • Queen HawlSera
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            36 months ago

            The machine will log every device that gets connected and at what time.

        • @WaxedWookie
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          26 months ago

          USB connection won’t work, but charging and MBT protocol generally will.

    • Cethin
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      36 months ago

      Physically can’t or aren’t allowed to? Is there anything actually preventing it other than rules? What happens if you do?

  • @[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…