The danger of USB drives

Matthew Tischer, Zakir Durumeric, Elie Bursztein, Michael Bailey

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This study suggests that average users don't recognize the danger of connecting unknown peripherals to a computer, underscoring the continued risk posed by USB drives. Steps organizations can take to safeguard against USB-based attacks are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7891503
Pages (from-to)62-69
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law


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