Doug Bedell — April 8, 2016, 9:10 am

Curiosity and ‘Found’ USB Drives – Don’t Open Them

People have insatiable curiosity, sometimes unfortunately. As when they pick up a USB drive that someone else may have discarded or lost and plug it into their computers – just to see what’s there.

Almost half of the USB drives that were discarded in a test at the University of Illinois, reports Naked Security, were plugged in and could have readily infected their new “home” computer with malware. So don’t view a found USB drive as a “gift”. Turn it into a lost-and-found or let it be.

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