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3:40 am on Apr 3, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Zhang had on her a thumb drive containing some unknown malware, plus four cellphones, a laptop, and an external storage drive, when she was nabbed by US Secret Service, it was claimed.
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A reminder that PHYSICAL security continues to be essential!
7:18 am on Apr 3, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I am always careful when accepting USB memory sticks and CD/DVDs from others as it's all too easy to catch a "cold".
Many people don't even know they have malware on their computer.
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"Ignorance", "Bliss" and "Malware" is a nasty mix.

Sadly, too many out there don't have a clue (commonsense is not being taught these days), and the seeking of instant gratification only makes the possibility of "infection" worse.
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I think leaving infected USB drives lying around where someone from the target might pick them up is pretty much a standard tactic for crackers (and pen testers).

its also possible to rig one to destroy what its plugged into.