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
The Promise and Reality of Cloud Security
Cloud security has been part of the cybersecurity conversation for years but has been on the sidelines for most enterprises. The shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic and digital transformation projects have moved cloud infrastructure front-and-center as enterprises address the associated security risks. This report - a compilation of cutting-edge Black Hat research, in-depth Omdia analysis, and comprehensive Dark Reading reporting - explores how cloud security is rapidly evolving.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2022-25855
PUBLISHED: 2023-02-06
All versions of the package create-choo-app3 are vulnerable to Command Injection via the devInstall function due to improper user-input sanitization.
CVE-2022-25853
PUBLISHED: 2023-02-06
All versions of the package semver-tags are vulnerable to Command Injection via the getGitTagsRemote function due to improper input sanitization.
CVE-2017-20176
PUBLISHED: 2023-02-06
A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in ciubotaru share-on-diaspora 0.7.9. This vulnerability affects unknown code of the file new_window.php. The manipulation of the argument title/url leads to cross site scripting. The attack can be initiated remotely. The name of the patch is fb6fa...
CVE-2014-12508
PUBLISHED: 2023-02-06
A vulnerability has been found in Gimmie Plugin 1.2.2 and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality of the file trigger_login.php. The manipulation of the argument userid leads to sql injection. Upgrading to version 1.3.0 is able to address this issue. The na...
CVE-2014-12508
PUBLISHED: 2023-02-06
A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Gimmie Plugin 1.2.2. This issue affects some unknown processing of the file trigger_referral.php. The manipulation of the argument referrername leads to sql injection. Upgrading to version 1.3.0 is able to address this issue. The n...