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    Looking for the best practices and protection for USB attacks on your devices when you are NOT around. Please feel free to post your opinions, advises and links to learn how to avoid this new type of attacks.



    For operating system attack, most USB attacks require the computer to be logged in at the desktop for it to launch an attack. So locking your workstation/laptop when you’re away manually will reduce the risk greatly. Set up policies so the laptop/workstation auto locks will help if you forget to manually lock. Antivirus can detect some USB attacks. There is also software that can lock down the USB ports so nothing can be launched/accessed with a USB key is plugged in.

    If the computer is off, and you don’t want anyone to boot off a USB key, enable password protection in the BIOS and disable USB boot.



    on Windows with my company I use “Windows USB Blocker”.



    Hello DrakOS, can you provide more info about that software? I would be pleased. Thanks in advance! Wish you a great day!

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