Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
10 Years Of Human Hacking: How The USB Way Evolved
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
nouvomarketing
nouvomarketing,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/24/2016 | 1:23:13 PM
Old Computer Lab..
My old computer lab in college got hit with a virus. Everybody in the department had their information on usb drives. So, everybody would plug in their usb drives at least once a day. Plus, going around to countless other computers. It was just a matter of time.. The social experiment sounds fun though. Can you buy "poisoned" usb's.. :)
Forkeded48
Forkeded48,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/11/2016 | 4:40:00 PM
USB Way
Thanks for this very interesting article. Plugin something to your computer is always dangerous because of the numerous virus.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
5/11/2016 | 8:44:15 AM
Too afraid
Alas, behold my tale of woe.  My living quarters and office are filled with USB drives from conferences and whatnot that I'm simply too afraid to use.  :p
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
5/10/2016 | 4:21:55 PM
USB (flash) from the past
It's striking that this social engineering ploy still works so well, a decade later. But I guess that's true of most social engineering exploits, and that's the scariest part.
BertrandW414
BertrandW414,
User Rank: Strategist
5/10/2016 | 2:56:30 PM
Re: I will resist the temptation
... and to go down the path you started: "STD" could also stand for "Software-Transmitted Disease"! :-)
pdembry950
pdembry950,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/10/2016 | 12:01:14 PM
I will resist the temptation
"...how plugging something into your computer could result in severe consequences." I am not going to take the bait and make a joke about this. No not going to do it even though I have several friends who have plugged something into somewhere and have suffered severe mental and financial consequences :-)!


Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Practical Network Security Approaches for a Multicloud, Hybrid IT World
The report covers areas enterprises should focus on for their multicloud/hybrid cloud security strategy: -increase visibility over the environment -learning cloud-specific skills -relying on established security frameworks -re-architecting the network
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2022-30333
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-09
RARLAB UnRAR before 6.12 on Linux and UNIX allows directory traversal to write to files during an extract (aka unpack) operation, as demonstrated by creating a ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file. NOTE: WinRAR and Android RAR are unaffected.
CVE-2022-23066
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-09
In Solana rBPF versions 0.2.26 and 0.2.27 are affected by Incorrect Calculation which is caused by improper implementation of sdiv instruction. This can lead to the wrong execution path, resulting in huge loss in specific cases. For example, the result of a sdiv instruction may decide whether to tra...
CVE-2022-28463
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-08
ImageMagick 7.1.0-27 is vulnerable to Buffer Overflow.
CVE-2022-28470
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-08
marcador package in PyPI 0.1 through 0.13 included a code-execution backdoor.
CVE-2022-1620
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-08
NULL Pointer Dereference in function vim_regexec_string at regexp.c:2729 in GitHub repository vim/vim prior to 8.2.4901. NULL Pointer Dereference in function vim_regexec_string at regexp.c:2729 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted input.