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USB Drives Remain Critical Cyberthreat
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REISEN1955,
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9/27/2018 | 3:31:08 PM
Re: USB drives?
Dr.T - you have an interesting style, taking one or two sentences for reply and bumping up about 7 responses.  True tech is FAR more sophisticated now than when 3.5" floppy drives were the world.  True that virus and malware is that much more sophisticated too.  I remember the Anna Kournikovia virus well.  I loved ZORK and those old games that are now long gone.  Some days i actually yearn for DOS 6.22 which was rock solid compared to today.  But the basic idea of taking something out of a pocket and slipping it into a slot and infecting is the same same same.  Just ask Bradley Manning.  
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9/27/2018 | 3:14:08 PM
Re: Authorized USB's
Just media changes and the threats are always out there. I agree. Also threats got way sophisticated on that media.
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9/27/2018 | 3:12:56 PM
Re: Authorized USB's
I remember 20 years ago when we were warned not to put that floppy disk from Uncle Ed into a system That is true, impact was not that big at that time it is huge now.
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9/27/2018 | 3:11:37 PM
Re: Authorized USB's
You can then take the hardware regex's and white list the auth USB through DLP software or Endpoint A/V software. Yes, that makes sense. Authenticated USB may still be harmful tough.
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9/27/2018 | 3:10:29 PM
Re: Authorized USB's
o take it one step further for best security practice, your company should have a policy around authorized USB's Or as simple as blocking USB ports so they are not being used.
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9/27/2018 | 3:09:31 PM
USB drives?
I think it is not only unknown USB drives but the known ones that employees use in their insecure home computer and then plugging it in the work computer. That is a major problem.
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9/27/2018 | 10:31:51 AM
Re: Authorized USB's
Nothing new here only changing tech.  I remember 20 years ago when we were warned not to put that floppy disk from Uncle Ed into a system and run a program too.  THAT was a danger.  Just media changes and the threats are always out there. 
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9/26/2018 | 9:47:41 AM
Authorized USB's
The end of the article provides sound advice. To take it one step further for best security practice, your company should have a policy around authorized USB's. You can then take the hardware regex's and white list the auth USB through DLP software or Endpoint A/V software. This will limit the scope of what can be plugged in and executed, in this discussion malware, on your machine.


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