Yeppers. this is going to amke illegal immigraiton now seem like child’s play. No security except this sentri system? I’m feeling real secure now. Talking about a border breach you can drive a truck through.
I never thought of autorun as a major security risk until i read this article. I always thought of it as a minor problem. Not anymore..:)
I wonder how modern linux systems do now since they are trying to emulate the windows feel. Are they subject to this security issue?
This is an interesting and very common attack vector. Bruce has it nailed as well. The best fix? turn off autorun to start. I would disable all usb ports if possible. MacOs used to have this feature until a virus used it to spread. Now it’s gone. I’m surprised the windows virus folks have not seized on this one.
I had a resident at a men’s shelter i volunteer for leave me a cd
with a distribution on it called ubuntu. It worked perfectly out of
the box interms of my tower’s hardware which is a first because my
hardware is very Linux unfriendly. However, I don’t like the gnome
desktop and i went looking for another version and i found Kubuntu.
It uses my preferred KDE desktop and worked the same. I have grown
fond of the CLI(since i use Linux for servers) because Gui’s on
servers are a waste of resources. I have yet to find a Linux distro
that could find my hardware easily.. What’s interesting is neither
2k or xp can properly detect my hardware out of the box either..
Here’s my machine
athon xp 2400+ 1 gig ram
nforce-2 mcp-t based motherboard
I am typing this inside my new kubuntu environment. There’s definitly
a learning curve and I am tweaking the system as I type. i am
dual-booting 2k pro and kuguntu right now. Once i get things figured
out in terms of system configs and what not the conversion to Linux at
least for me will begin. i’ll keep a small windows partition around
for any games i can’t get to run under here.. This is going to be
an interesting adventure..