Do not plug in the USB thumb drive

April 9, 2019 - 1 minute read

Do not plug in the USB thumb drive

Did you find USB thumb drive in the office parking lot? Did a customer leave one on the counter? Is it safe to plug them into a computer to see what is on them? Recent national news from Mar-a-Lago should make you think otherwise. U.S. Secret Service was examining a discovered thumb drive that automatically installed files onto the analyst’s computer. This is a great reminder, even for cybersecurity experts; do not plug in unknown USB thumb drives unless all precautions are in place to prevent the thumb drive from behaving maliciously.

USB thumb drives are a great tool that businesses use to bring important data with them; they are extremely small and can store large amounts of data. They are also a great tool that hackers use to infect your business devices with malware.