It is thought that
a MalWare threat on USB drives may be present on USB keys handed out for
free at a recent Australian IT security conference.
MalWare threats on USB drives are similar to MalWare threats on CD, DVD drives
The USB drive MalWare can automatically launch when a USB drive
The MalWare threat on USB drives in this instance was a
known MalWare which could be detected by users with good up to date Anti-MalWare
products which can be used for getting rid of malware.
This is not the first time that a major IT firm has accidentally distributed
MalWare and highlights how easy it is to become a victim of MalWare threats.
The threats are in so many places these days and hence the defenses of users
need to be solid.
A good Anti-Malware strategy combing Vigilance and
Anti-Malware software is recommended. This will help in detection and for
getting rid of MalWare as well.
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In the case in question, good Anti-MalWare software and disabling the
AutoRun for Drives (DVD, CD, USB) would help with preventing MalWare threats
on USB drives, and others.