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  • Kingston's 1TB thumb drive packs massive storage capacity in tiny package

    Posted January 8, 2013 - 5:09 pm

    For anyone interested in fitting every digital music file you own onto one USB thumb drive, you are in luck. Kingston has just broken the thumb drive capacity limit, cramming 1 TB of storage into its' latest USB drive announced Monday. But before you get too excited, there are two things to consider. One, the price of this thumb will likely be $2000 or more. Second, this thumb drive is just as easy to lose, leave behind, and accidentally send through the washing machine as all your missing 265 MB thumb drives.
  • USB sticks lost by railway commuters are unencrypted and often infected

    Posted December 7, 2011 - 12:10 pm

    An analysis of USB memory sticks lost on trains in Sydney revealed that two thirds of them were infected with one or more strains of malware and none was secured with an encryption solution.
  • 1-in-4 worms spread through infected USB devices

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    Hard on the heels of a report that a USB drive was used to compromise U.S. military networks in 2008, a security company today claimed that 25% of all new worms are designed to spread through the portable storage devices.
  • Low-threat worm caused 'most significant breach' of U.S. military net

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 9:49 pm

    The most significant breach of U.S. military computers ever was carried out in 2008 by W32.SillyFDC, a low-level-threat worm that got into the network via a thumb drive plugged into a military laptop.
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