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Usb Drive Vulnerability


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#1 xEnvious

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:16 PM

Sorry, the title should read "USB Port Vulnerability"

Can the USB port itself be infected by a virus, trojan, etc.?

For example:

My C drive is my main hardware.
My D drive is my CD-ROM.
My E drive is my storage hardware.
So my F drive is to plug in the USB. Can this drive itself be infected so that every time I plug in a pen drive, the pen drive gets infected?

Edited by xEnvious, 18 September 2008 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:49 PM

The USB ports only transfer data and power, it has no capacity to store data, so no. I would look at the hard drives and flash drives for infections.

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:50 PM

Alright. I just wanted to limit all the possibilities on how viruses can be spread. Thanks!




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