Re: Straw poll ? - Real-World Tech Use of USB Sticks
Back in the days of floppy diskettes, a tech infected 27 computers of a state agency because he failed to engage the write protect switch on his tech floppy.
USB sticks now lack a write protect switch because the manufacturers make more profit when they omit the switch.
My response is to use full-sized SDMMC cards, which, so far, still include a write-protect ("lock") switch, housed inside gizmos which convert them to USB use.
Caveats: (1) Many SDMMC/USB converters ignore the lock switch setting! You have to test your converter before using it. (2) The converters' contacts become flakey after a few months. You see this when you attempt to boot from your multi-purpose, multi-boot SDMMC, and discover the BIOS sometimes does not recognize your storage device.