Linked – Australian police warn of ransomware USB drives showing up in mailboxes
For most ExtremeTech readers this should almost go without saying, but if you find a mysterious USB drive in your mailbox, don’t plug it in. There are more dangerous things a criminal element could drop in your mailbox, but a malware infected USB drive isn’t good. Police in Australia are investigating a series of thumb drives that showed up in mailboxes carrying some nasty ransomware.
Do not plug in USB drives if you don’t know where they came from. There are a lot of things that can go poorly for you.
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Thanks for a reminder about basic common sense that apparently still doesn’t occur to many folks. Kinda like needing to tell children over and over, “Don’t put that in your mouth. You don’t know where it’s been.”