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One of the biggest threats to business security - USB's.

09 Feb 17

 

 

 

 

One of the biggest threats to business security - USB's.

The humble USB could house infections and malware as big as Stuxnet.

 

Opswat has found the 1 in 5 users of USB's do not secure their USB's when transporting them from device to device.

This means malware or infections could potentially hijack computers by running in the background - without the user knowing.

Once connected to a network, this infection is spread directly from the USB to all users.  

 

Opswat highlighted two notable threats from USB infections:

  1. The most famous booby-trapped USB was Stuxnet worm- which infected an Iranian uranium enrichment facility.  

  2. The USB Killer, which was able to deliver a 220 volt charge to unsuspecting computers rendering them useless.

Its important to ensure your staff understand best practice regarding safe online and technology security. If you have any questions or concerns about how to manage your security in your business, contact us!

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