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 Post subject: USB Grabber ---- I'm scared to plug in my drive anywhere now
PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:09 am 
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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:

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 Post subject: Re: USB Grabber ---- I'm scared to plug in my drive anywhere now
PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:58 am 
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This is why it pays to look at techniques of encrypting the data on the USB Drive.

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 Post subject: Re: USB Grabber ---- I'm scared to plug in my drive anywhere now
PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:36 am 
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It's the other way around... the article says "Copy Data From PC To USB Or External Hard Drive Silently"

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 Post subject: Re: USB Grabber ---- I'm scared to plug in my drive anywhere now
PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:12 am 
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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.

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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.

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This is why it pays to look at techniques of encrypting the data on the USB Drive.

Agreed.

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