The Risk of Keeping a USB port open.. Beware of USBdriveby !


Here is a demo of how an open USB port can be used by a hacker with a 30 to 60 sec access using a “USBDriveBy”.

The device which is small enough to be worn around the neck (or carried in the pocket) when connected to a USB port will emulate as a mouse or key board and establish connect to the OS and establish a remote control to the hacker’s computer completely compromising the computer.

See the detailed report

Now we need to start worrying about how to lock and unlock USB ports. Refer here for ways to disable USB ports in windows.


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About Vijayashankar Na

Naavi is a veteran Cyber Law specialist in India and is presently working from Bangalore as an Information Assurance Consultant. Pioneered concepts such as ITA 2008 compliance, Naavi is also the founder of Cyber Law College, a virtual Cyber Law Education institution. He now has been focusing on the projects such as Secure Digital India and Cyber Insurance
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