Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hacking using USB drives

USB  universal serial bus is a well known secondary storage device. Can you think it is also used for hacking and stealing passwords. It plays same important role in hacking world like in every ordinary computer user's world.

So today we have posted a few interesting  and easy tricks to hack through USB. Could you think of a software which when installed on your USB disk and that disk is plugged on any computer silently copies all private information.

USBDumper is a cute little utility that silently copies the contents of an inserted USB drive onto the PC. The idea is that you install this piece of software on your computer, or on a public PC, and then you collect the files -- some of them personal and confidential -- from anyone who plugs their USB drive into that computer.

USB Switch blades:

It contains a malicious program that recovers information from windows system such as passwords, Hashes , IP Information , Browser history etc and also create the backdoor to the system for later access.

It can be used easily if attacker has physical access to target system. This uses windows autorun program to run it and steal information. If autorun feature is OFF it won't work otherwise it cant be detected by any antivirus program. 
Specifically, how to do it: 

Here is a rule being defined in FileSure Defend, blocking reading of program files, batch files, script files, (anything that could be malicious code) from any removable drive and applying the rule to all users.

Of course, you could choose specific files, things in a certain folder, different users or groups, times of day, or more to pinpoint exactly what you are trying to accomplish with the USB write block.

Whatever choice of security you choose, FileSure records the activity, can alert on it, reports on it and archives it centrally forever in an encrypted data store.

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As the server is giving us trouble we are unavailable to upload the softwares. Though the above softwares can be easily downloaded from internet, just google it ......


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