Sophos: 66% of lost USB drives are infected, none are encrypted

By Matthew · 7 replies
Dec 7, 2011
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  1. A little over a year ago, Avast released a report informing computer users about the increasing number of malware attacks targeting USB drives and Windows' AutoRun feature. The security outfit…

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  2. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    This is why i never use autoplay xD
  3. Took some photos on my usb in for printing & found that my key had been infected.
    In the end those boxes are just pc's anyway...

    Keep your AV updated!

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    Wish I could come across these USB drives. I could use the extra storage :p
  5. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    As for poor PC (and to some extent, Mac) hygiene; I'm not surprised. What concerns me is the fact that the train auction folk's didn't wipe the drives before they went onto auction :)

    There were sensitive data on the drives, after all...
  6. I heard of a security firm doing a test by dropping infected USB's in the parking lot. Now the infection only alerted the security firm that it was active and was not malware. Just install TrueCrypt and you can at least protect your personal data.
  7. Vicenarian

    Vicenarian TS Booster Posts: 104   +10

    or get a write-protected Kanguru USB drive and be perfectly safe?
  8. panda usb vaccine for usb and pc`s.

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