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fegul
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united state
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Protecting against rogue flash drives being plugged in

Is there a way to effectively protect systems against malware on unknown flash drives? (short of disabling USB drives entirely)

I was considering using something like Sandboxie to automatically sandbox removable media when it gets plugged in to where I can scan it but it seems you have to specify drive letters in Sandboxie first (Windows automatically assigns drive letters).

Any suggestions?
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StuartMW
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Galt's Gulch
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1 recommendation

Well for one thing disable auto-run/auto-play on USB drives.
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fegul
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said by StuartMW:

Well for one thing disable auto-run/auto-play on USB drives.

That was the very first thing I did
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Zyrtec

join:2011-05-05
Annapolis Junction, MD
You could also try this:

»www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/···vaccine/

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This is a ‘vaccine' for computers to prevent any AutoRun file from running, regardless of whether the device (memory stick, CD, etc.) is infected or not.

This is a ‘vaccine' for removable USB devices, preventing the AutoRun file from becoming a source of infection. The tool disables this file so it cannot be read, modified or replaced by malicious code.


therube

join:2004-11-11
Randallstown, MD
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It says to/from, though it will do nothing "from", & "to" in only a specific circumstance.

Caveat

join:2012-03-01
USA
reply to StuartMW
said by StuartMW:

Well for one thing disable auto-run/auto-play on USB drives.

Auto-run isn't an issue with GNU/Linux, right?