usbkeys with U3 and their removal?
debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Wed Dec 5 22:03:15 UTC 2007
Robin Laing wrote:
> Thinking about it last night, I figured out this is the cause of my
> daughters headaches. The stick mounts two drives in Windows, Macs as
> well as Linux. If you want to safely remove a drive, you have to remove
> two devices. This happened with the IT person yesterday.
I have a Sandisk Cruiser, and my memory's fairly fresh:-)
Yesterday I plugged it into a Windows 2003 Server box; for this purpose
it's near enough Windows XP.
It created the two devices, I copied my file to the USB disk part.
I then located the "safely remove" icon, and was presented with a list
of devices to remove (there were all the Sandisk). I chose the top one,
"USB Storage" as I recall. That one selection removed all the devices.
> Also, found this out this morning. If you erase the partition that you
> have access to, the launchpad software pukes. It won't run and thus
> saves your Windows friend from getting bits of the "spyware" software on
> their system.
> For those that don't know, here is the pusher of this spyware or root
> kit software. I have read a few articles about installing key grabber
> software on the U3 partition and using in a public computer.
I think autorun is inherently bad. No, not "bad" "Evil" is a better work.
In "group policy" one can turn autorun off for all devices.
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