Reply to post: USB is a godsend, but

Between you, me and that dodgy-looking USB: A little bit of paranoia never hurt anyone

bobajob12

USB is a godsend, but

We should take a lesson from people who deal with drug users: harm reduction not behavior elimination.

Most people will be exposed to malware on a stick, but unlikely to be exposed to chip-level attacks. And they are never, ever going to stop plugging things they find into their computer.

So, what actions does a user need to take -- a real user, not a Reg reader, mind-- to protect themselves from nasties on the stick when they plug it in? This kind of stuff is too much.

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