There are USB sticks that will destroy your computer, USB sticks loaded with spyware, and even official enterprise USB sticks infected with malware. Last, but never least, when it comes to stealing data from a computer, you can’t beat a USB stick. There are devices like the USG USB stick firewall, which can protect you, or if you’re a Linux user, you can always stop attackers armed with USB sticks with USBGuard.
As anyone who’s ever watched a TV show with our heroes sneaking out sensitive data from a computer with a USB stick knows, Windows and Macs are easy to crack with USB-borne tools. In the real world, Linux-based USB distributions such live-boot Tails makes this easy. USBGuard can stop any such attack.
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