For some years, the so-called BadUSB has been doing the rounds; it’s a common and powerful attack vector that can put any organisation at risk. A BadUSB is a USB stick loaded with malware, or malicious code. It is camouflaged and, because it acts as a keyboard, it is hidden from any anti-virus programmes, or other protective mechanisms. In this guise as a supposedly authentic keyboard, it can practically control the computer and execute arbitrary commands. Just a few examples of its behaviour might include; establishing connections to other computers, running Ransomware, deleting, or encrypting disk storage on the hard disk. It can also copy data to the BadUSB stick, or even to the cloud.
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