USB Flash Drives – Friend or Foe?

I remember when USB flash drives came out. It was the coolest thing and so easy. But do these things really help us transport data or hurt us? I came across a couple of articles recently I thought I would pass along…of course with commentary.

First, this one about HP shipping USB sticks with malware. This was an interesting attack vector, which seems isolated to a particular type of HP server. The question is were these USB drives infected inside HP, the manufacturer, or somewhere in between? What steps need to be considered to prevent this from happening again?

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