Tag Archives: USB

Sticking unknown USB devices into your computer is risky business

If you found a USB stick, would you plug it into your laptop to see what’s on it? Sounds like a risky thing to do, but in a recent experiment in four major U.S. cities, that’s exactly what happened when 200 unbranded USB devices were left in public places. One in five people let their […]

Why some people would rather be right than believe a malware warning

Would you rather trust the virus experts or your instincts? Every day 140,000 people connect their USB flash drive or mobile phone to a computer, and get a warning from Avast about an infection called LNK:Jenxcus. Which kind of person are you? Many of them act on that information from their trusted Avast Antivirus security […]