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How to prevent usb rubber ducky type of attacks on Linux? [duplicate]

Afaik usb rubber ducky acts as a keyboard and not a regular usb, which allows it to type in hundreds of commands on any computer that it is plugged into in a matter of seconds. What are the measures ...
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How to use a found USB key safely

I found a USB drive while riding the subway and I want to read it to see if I can return it back to it's owner. If I can't find any info on the stick, I'll use it for my own means. Assuming I have a ...
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Can the BadUSB exploit be prevented?

Recently I read a few things about the BadUSB exploit, for example: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/this-thumbdrive-hacks-computers-badusb-exploit-makes-devices-turn-evil/ My understanding ...
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How to check if my USB stick firmware can be rewritten via the USB port?

How can I know in Linux (or otherwise), if the firmware of my USB flash drive can be rewritten using the USB port (when sticking it in an USB port)? Eg. for a cheap EMTEC 16GB. I was thinking about ...
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Is all the alarmism around BadUSB really called for with respect to host devices?

I can understand why there was such a furor about BadUSB and indeed it poses a rather earthshaking threat to the base assumptions of many in their cyber security threat models. Things which many of us ...
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Is it possible to USB whitelist in Linux?

After watching Black Hat's presentation on the fundamental problems with USB "security", I'm wondering if there's a way to do USB whitelisting in Linux. Is there currently a mechanism that will allow ...
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Mac OSX: What is the safest way to access an unknown USB storage?

Let's say a friend gives me a SD-card which I'm not sure is safe (i.e. it may contain malware), what is the safest way to access this card on a Mac OSX? E.g. is it possible to create a sandbox in ...
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sound card with BADUSB

Is it possible to prevent a USB sound card, that's infected with BADUSB, from damaging my computer? In particular, if I can limit the sound card to only act as a sound card, and not something else ...
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Is it safe to create live usb on an infected system?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. If my laptop is infected with malware, can I get rid of it by creating a live usb on it and using that live usb format and re-install the ubuntu ? I mean is it possible that ...
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Additional options to protect from bad USB devices in ubuntu

In addiition to the solution options in the other threads How to prevent BadUSB attacks on Linux desktop? https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/77072/protecting-against-bad-usb-in-ubuntu i ...
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Protection against Bad USB not working for me

Protection against bad USB as described in this thread by user 10008 in the top voted answer is not working on my PC at the moment. I tried it when trying to install Ubuntu from a Live DVD to a USB ...
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How to safely use a possible BadUSB?

I have to use a USB stick that introduce itself as a HID device. I'm not sure if it does something fishy behind the scene or not, but I rather to think it's not safe and take the necessary steps to ...