How to Prevent a USB Attack


There are dozens of ways a cyberattacker could use a USB drive to install an exploit on your 💻. It can be via thumb drive devices and public USB charging ports, a practice known as juice jacking.

How to Avoid USB Attacks

✅ Don't Plug In Unknown Drives. One common tactic is sending USB drives to people in the mail and making them look like promo offers from big box tech stores. Do not use it ❗️

✅ Work-Life Balance. If you use a USB drive for work, keep it separate from anything personal. Regularly scan your USB devices with an antivirus or anti-malware program.

✅ Disable Autorun. On Windows: open Control Panel and find the AutoPlay setting. Uncheck Use AutoPlay for all media and devices.

✅ Keep your systems updated, especially if you’re running Windows.

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