Users Really Do Plug in USB Drives They Find

Matthew Tischer
Matthew Tischer
Sam Foster
Sam Foster
Sunny Duan
Sunny Duan
Alec Mori
Alec Mori

IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, pp. 306-319, 2016.

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Abstract:

We investigate the anecdotal belief that end users will pick up and plug in USB flash drives they find by completing a controlled experiment in which we drop 297 flash drives on a large university campus. We find that the attack is effective with an estimated success rate of 45 -- 98% and expeditious with the first drive connected in less...More

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