USB Flash Drive Security

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by xeda, Jan 22, 2009.

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  1. xeda

    xeda Registered Member

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    Two questions:

    1. Is it possible for a USB flash drive without an autorun.inf file to infect a system with malware once the USB flash drive is mounted?

    2. What software do you use to guard yourself against this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    No, as long as you don't attempt to run the file. Here is a malware sample I've had on my Flash drive for a couple of days. It can sit there forever and not bother anyone unless clicked-to-open:

    flashdrive.gif

    Also, if the drive is not the U3 type, even with an AutoRun.inf file you are safe because it won't execute any way.

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  3. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    If i buy a U3 i always reformatt and remove it so it's a single Pen Drive, on the other hand i also been gathering at great discounts Kingston 2 GB's at a whopping 5 dollars at Walmart.

    EASTER
     
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  5. nomarjr3

    nomarjr3 Registered Member

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    I use Flash Disinfector
     
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