USB Grabber ---- I'm scared to plug in my drive anywhere now

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USB Grabber ---- I'm scared to plug in my drive anywhere now

#1 Post by grannyGeek » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:09 am

Saw this today on Addictive Tips.

I know these kinds of apps have been around a while, I just never thought about them much. But this blog post reminded me that there are places out there with booby-trapped computers just hoping to slurp up your data when you plug in. :shock:
You kids nowadays have it so easy.
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Re: USB Grabber ---- I'm scared to plug in my drive anywhere now

#2 Post by guinness » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:58 am

This is why it pays to look at techniques of encrypting the data on the USB Drive.
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Re: USB Grabber ---- I'm scared to plug in my drive anywhere now

#3 Post by I am Baas » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:36 am

It's the other way around... the article says "Copy Data From PC To USB Or External Hard Drive Silently"
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Re: USB Grabber ---- I'm scared to plug in my drive anywhere now

#4 Post by webfork » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:12 am

I would like it if this program would (by default) only update to a *specific* flash drive, rather than copying to just anything someone happens to plug in. Unless its backing up an encrypted volume, that seems problematic. Oops I accidentally connected my iPod just to charge it and now its full of stuff that shouldn't be on it. Ugh.
I am Baas wrote:It's the other way around... the article says "Copy Data From PC To USB Or External Hard Drive Silently"
True, but I never though of doing that (a malicious USB-to-PC version). I'm sure it exists.
guinness wrote:This is why it pays to look at techniques of encrypting the data on the USB Drive.
Agreed.
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