USB Sticks tests and security

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      As techore pointed out in #

      USB sticks can come with extras, problem is the rogue sticks have attacking programmed in to the controller,
      they will be non detectable by normal means.

      San Disk gives tips on their site, well worth reading if you buy their products.

      Important Verify if the outer retail packaging is damaged or not sealed before buying or in case of mail order opening.
      Check for packaging discolorations, typographical errors, incorrect product specifications, logos, missing certification and compliance information.

      Any doubts are taken seriously you can contact

      Place and Location of purchase including web site and URL
      Proof of Purchase
      Clear pictures of all sides of the packaging
      Clear pictures of all sides of the product if removed from the packaging
      Any additional information or details regarding the product and purchase

      Samsung is much less of a help…
      Samsung officially has up to date with 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB USB sticks, there are no memories above this amount of storage,
      the 1TB and 2TB USB sticks are completely fake.

      If you find a USB stick lying around, on a company car park pick it up without touching with your fingers, put it gently in to a plastic bag, pass it to IT.
      You can of course call security but they may be part of the problem..
      A stick can be attached to car keys in a wallet a handbag, in all cases never plug in the USB Stick yourself, wallet or bag, in one case I found a wallet, it had
      ID and credit card so I brought it to the address on the German ID card. If too far away police or lost property office is best bet. Get a receipt or find number
      for the article, you may end up a suspect if money phone car keys are missing…

      Without a cryptographic key and help from a manufacturer you can not check if a stick is malicious.


        Hi there, thanks for the useful tips on USB stick safety. It’s really important to check for damaged packaging and other signs of tampering. Your advice on handling found USB sticks and being aware of fake high-capacity USB sticks is very practical. Sharing contact info for manufacturers like SanDisk is a great idea. Your insights are definitely helpful for avoiding security risks.

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