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10 Years Of Human Hacking: How The USB Way Evolved
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nouvomarketing
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nouvomarketing,
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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
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Forkeded48,
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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
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Joe Stanganelli,
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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
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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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
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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
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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 :-)!


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