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Re: Security with USB Devices
From: "J. Theriault" <administrator () maginetworks com>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 13:22:59 +0200

Kurt Buff wrote:
Ye Gods! Doesn't this make anyone even a little nervous? Autorun from a
CD drive is bad enough, dontcha think? Being able to walk up to a
machine and stick that in the port and autoinfect, or worse autocopy,
seems to be a huge risk to me.

You need to be logged in as an Administrator to install hardware devices, by default, in Windows... And this kind of attack has been around for years (a small few-MB stick is overkill for a small script calling a local exploit and then running, say, pwdump2, and then bmail-ing the output to a remote mail server <total required size = about 50k>)...

J. Theriault
administrator () maginetworks com

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