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My current understanding is that USB mass storage devices represent a major potential security and virus risk on Windows due to various forms of auto-execution. Does the same apply to eSATA?

I mean, obviously, connected an unsecured storage system is never fully safe, but does eSATA have the same kind of auto-execution holes that USB has?

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    Autoplay in Windows works with various kind of devices. So same goes for USB, eSATA, SD Card, Firewire. – Aria Sep 12 '16 at 13:34
  • Is auto execution working on USB mass storage devices for win7+? – Silverfox Sep 12 '16 at 13:36
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    @Silverfox: Yes, sort of. By default, you are presented with a list of options. However, you can select a default and then you won't be prompted. – Julian Knight Sep 12 '16 at 14:24
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    isn't eSata a DMA vector? to me, that's worse than USB... – dandavis Sep 12 '16 at 15:44
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    if the hardware is not bad the risks from the data are comparable. – dandavis Sep 13 '16 at 22:39

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