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labbe5

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Jun 2017, 11:09    Post subject:  USBGuard
Subject description: USB attacks protection
 

http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-use-linuxs-built-in-usb-attack-protection/

You might be thinking, "What's the point?" The problem is that most computers automatically trust every USB device that's plugged in, which means malicious code can run without warning.

UBSGuard is not installed by default, to the best of my knowledge, on any major Linux distribution. But you can install USBGuard on any Linux using the source code.

Once in place, you control USBGuard by the settings in its usbguard-daemon.conf file: The USBGuard daemon configuration file. When set up, the USBGuard daemon scans each USB device or hub as it's inserted into the system. The daemon then scans the existing rules sequentially, and when a matching rule is found, it either authorizes (allows), de-authorizes (blocks), or removes (rejects) the device.

Using USBGuard, you are better protected against unauthorised copying of your data.
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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Jun 2017, 11:34    Post subject:  

I am personally always interested in more security but I'm not sure if I'm interested in having some 3rd party software scanning my usb sticks. That software, in itself could have spyware though I gather this has been reviewed and tested.

Personally, I never put a usb stick into a computer unless I formatted it and I placed the data on it.

I'm guessing such a program will not protect from malware or back doors built into usb stick itself (hardware), which is much more concerning to me, and I would guess others.
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