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How Much Damage Can a USB Drive Do?

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Submitted by Tim Roper on Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Most business owners and employees understand the danger of having sensitive information fall into the wrong hands because of a lost laptop or smartphone. But in reality, any kind of device that has storage capability is a potential leak. This underscores the importance of having a solid “acceptable use” policy regarding mobile devices, as well as security protocols regarding transfering company data to devices such as USB drives, memory cards, optical media, etc.

For an extreme example, see this article about how a handful of leaked USB drives brought down an entire government.

Via Reuters

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