As one of the initial vectors of the first known targeted attack against industrial control systems (Stuxnet), and more recently responsible for carrying an infected download of La La Land into a controlroom, USB has certainly gotten a bad reputation, leading to exclusive policies, device bans, and hot glue.
But the reason so many people use USB devices every single day is because the USB protocol is amazingly beneficial, and condemning its use hurts us far more than it could help us. Instead of pushing USB away, we can control it, secure it, and make USB safe again.
By Eric Knapp
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