If you’re cold they’re cold [Image of USB flash drive laying in grass] Put them in the computer at your work

  • @lugal@sopuli.xyz
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    535 months ago

    True. Many people are suspicious of black USB sticks they find somewhere near their office building but that’s just racist

    • @CoderKat@lemm.ee
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      65 months ago

      That’s why, when I leave ransom ware outside of offices, I buy the pink ones and put stickers on em.

  • Octopus
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    205 months ago

    You can also do some performance-intensive thing on you laptop like () { :|:& };:

    • Turun
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      75 months ago

      Doesn’t look that performance intensive to me, my phone finished it in no time.

      bash: syntax error near unexpected token )'`

    • Rentlar
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      It’s the new Emoji feature for your Command Prompt/shell!

  • Adori
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    5 months ago

    Couldn’t a company be easily be hacked if someone put a monitoring program in a usb and just casually drops it near the entrance of an office?

    Employees might be curious enough to try plugging it in.

  • First Majestic Comet
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    105 months ago

    Or I could put them in this convenient little USB warmer

    (for those unaware this is a USB duplicator and Eraser, it duplicates or erases the contents of a USB drive onto the others at the push of a button).

  • Queen HawlSera
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    75 months ago

    Actually, you can’t put them in the computer where I work. Safety protocols, you can’t use any devices except that but you’re provided for you by the company

    • @comfydecal
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      145 months ago

      “Can’t” or “don’t know how”?

      • Queen HawlSera
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        75 months ago

        No you can’t, every device has to be approved by the company, and they need to know exactly what you’re using this device for. It’s so strict that literally I can’t even plug my phone into a computer if I forget to bring my wall plug, in order to charge it I mean.

        • @comfydecal
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          55 months ago

          So what happens to the device if your phone does get plugged in? Firewall at the input?

    • Cethin
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      25 months ago

      Physically can’t or aren’t allowed to? Is there anything actually preventing it other than rules? What happens if you do?

    • @rmuk@feddit.uk
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      35 months ago

      A USB flash drive with viruses on will probably be pretty ineffective; someone would need to run the virus manually without AV picking it up which is pretty unheard of. Plus, any organisation worth it’s salt will have a policy that automatically blocks drives that aren’t encrypted with a company-issued encryption key.

      The real risk is that a device like this can emulate any USB device, including disks, keyboards, monitors, serial devices, etc. So you plug in the key and in a split second it opens a terminal and types a dozen especially tasty commands…