November 2018 David Chu
While using a USB drive offers a number of security advantages over other storage methods, there are also plenty of inherent risks. One of the biggest security breaches in world history occurred almost in 2008, when a USB drive infected with malware was inserted into a computer at the US Department of Defense, resulting in a massive intel leak and what was described as a “wake up call” for governments around the world.
While it’s unlikely that using a USB drive will result in anything quite as dramatic for you, there are a number of security risks you should be aware of if you tend to use these a lot. USB drives can carry malware, viruses, browser hijackers, and trojans, so you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared in case the worst does happen. Here are five tips for ensuring total security for your flash drives.
Flash drives are becoming more advanced every single day, but so is malware and cybercrime. These small steps can save you a world of grief later on, so make sure to follow them.
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