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USB/CDROM autorun

USB/CDROM autorun

Posted Jun 23, 2005 19:39 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
In reply to: Yes by Ross
Parent article: Attack of the killer iPods

How can that be? System designers go to the trouble of having power on passwords, disk drive passwords, Windows logon passwords, and screen saver locks, not to mention physical locks on the box, and you can put in any CDROM or USB device and the system will happily run any program on it?

Surely it's harder than that.

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USB/CDROM autorun

Posted Jun 24, 2005 10:15 UTC (Fri) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

Well, you can turn autorun off. But most people don't, and it's on by default. Yes it truly is this easy.

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