USB flash drives are DANGEROUS!!

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Longboard, Jun 14, 2006.

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  1. Longboard

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    it assumes the trojans are already on the USB drives, so i guess a test of how easy it is to get trojans into USB drives during typical use would be a measure of the security apps installed on the PC it's plugged into.

    related question: i don't hear much about jpg trojans. Does anyone know more about these and how well the AV companies can detect them?
     
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    google this: keyword: "jpeg exploit" ; lots of references.

    If you read the whole story, it makes the point that the whole exercise/hypothetical relied on a type of "human exploit" and interaction to get access to machine systems.
     
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    thanks Longboard, i read about the jpeg exploit. so does it mean that updated XP machines are not vulnerable to jpeg exploit? 3

    or are there other vulnerabilities in jpgs like when my friend emails me these endless pics of girls on motorcycles?
     
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