It’s important to protect ourselves from viruses and other harmful software exploits and sometimes we need to protect data thieves from our computer.
A common pipeline malware uses is USB drives. We may plug these in day after day, moving from computer to computer without knowing a worm is also travelling with us. An easy way to avoid this would be to scan your drive every once in a while, but this isn’t always what we do. Another simple way is to disable the ability for files to be written to the drive.
To disable writing to a USB drive is a hassle if you frequently need to put new information on them. However, if you’re using an external drive to scan for viruses on an infected computer, it’s important to to disable the ability of the malware to penetrate your drive. This is when you’d want to disable that function. Also, if you’re on a computer with sensitive files, disable writing to ensure no one can copy off the material with the ease portable drives offer.
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