Techs can't crack latest USB danger
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:41:58 GMT —
New information is available for those who rely on technology. You may want to be careful the next time you share a USB drive and put it into your computer.
Not even the savviest techs can crack this issue.
They're calling it the "largest technology vulnerability released since Y2K."
Milman said many people are so quick to pop the USB drive into just about any computer. But, by doing that, you're actually exposing it to numerous viruses.
And the problem is, they don't know how to fix it.
While this little USB drive can hold a lot of memory, it also could be causing some damage to your computer. That's why tech experts are saying to keep it only for personal use.
Sharing a USB drive is probably one of the worst things you can do, according to Milman, because you're passing the virus around, causing a ripple effect.
"When you plug them in, they can be an imposter for a keyboard," he said. "So, when you go and plug this into your computer -- possibly without you even knowing it -- that will download bad software from your computer."
It can also record all of your keystrokes - a true scare factor. When you log into your bank, it can get your bank information. When you log into Facebook, it can get your Facebook information. When you log into Outlook, it can download your contacts.
That's why Milman said it's key to not pass around the problem. Because all sharing it will do is cause an outbreak in the world of technology.