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comment Can autoplay USB stick spread virus to windows 8 or 10?
We should consider a distinction in device types. a) Storage, i.e. a CD, DVD, or an actual USB flash drive which can have malicious data loaded onto it. b) Advanced devices, i.e. a USB keyboard, or tricky inconsistent mechanism, which just looks like a flash drive but has programming within. So Point b applies to untrusted hardware and is much harder to thwart, but point a applies to untrusted data loaded onto any device, even one you loaned out.
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revised What is it called when you give hackers a way in?
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