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28 views

Selective USB blocking

I would like to control access to USB ports on our network. We have operational USB devices connected to all PCs on the network, so I am not looking at simply disabling all USB ports functionality. ...
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0answers
104 views

Detect USB device connection (any device, not only storage)

My question is: in Windows Server 2012, is it possible to launch an event when a device is connected to a USB port? I mean: any device, including a keyboard or a mouse, not just storage USB drives. ...
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2answers
1k views

Change USB Model Name globally on the device

If I plug in my Kingston USB Stick, it automatically says KINGSTON DataTraveller 2G (or similar) in every OS. So I assume it is saved on the Stick. Is it possible to change this Description on the ...
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2answers
107 views

Share files on USB or CD that expire/limit access after 90 days

I'm looking for a software that will allow me to distribute files on a USB stick (or CD/DVD also a possibility) that will lock the information after a determinated number of days. It would be nice if ...
1
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0answers
436 views

How to Lock Hard Disk drive and USB Slots?

Is it possible to lock the Hard Disk and USB slots in Windows XP without any software? Thanks
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1answer
54 views

how to make windows recognise only one USB?

I wanted to do a windows system to recognize and work only with my usb not others, is that possible? Does any one know how to do that? Thanks in advance.
0
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2answers
181 views

Can USB 3.0 device initiate communication with USB 2.0 computer?

I want to copy files from a computer with USB 2.0 support to an external drive with USB 3.0 support, but do not trust that the external drive is free of malware. Can a USB 3.0 device initiate ...
3
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2answers
531 views

Best way to authorize a USB device in an organisation?

I am developing a project where I need to restrict usage of accessing non white-listed USB devices in the organization's network. I am using it by checking the VID and PID of that USB devices. Now, ...
3
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1answer
381 views

Can I make a Smart Card using a flash drive?

I want to require a user to plug in a flash drive before letting them authenticate with his/her password. Are there any solutions that work well for laptops, preferably Macs? I'm not looking for a ...
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1answer
182 views

How to securely store data on a USB flash drive?

I want to store some important data on my USB flash drive. Data should be in an encrypted format and the data should be retained on the USB drive even if the USB flash drive is formatted. Is there any ...
1
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0answers
184 views

USB password manager [closed]

I have looked far and wide for a password manager that meets my needs. LastPass is pretty close but it only stores URL passwords. I am looking for a cross-platform, cloud or USB-based solution that ...
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1answer
581 views

Password protect USB flashdrive

I have 16 GB USB flash drive and using it for multiple purposes: As bootable Windows & Linux installation packages carriage (with http://www.sarducd.it) As PortableApps carriage What I need ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Windows 7: how to prevent connecting an USB-memory stick, but allow USB keyboard+mouse

We don't want a user plug-in USB-memory sticks into a Windows-7 notebook to prevent copying data. But of course, she should be able to use USB keyboard and mouse. Is it possible to tell Windows to ...
1
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1answer
705 views

USB password prompt on plug-in [closed]

I want to create a security feature in Windows 7/XP, where if any random person plugs in his USB, it'll ask for the admin(or any other) password. This security is implemented at a very low level, ...
2
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1answer
1k views

How to do secure erase of CF card over USB in Linux?

I have a CF card I'd like to erase. My CF card reader is connected to my Linux machine via USB. How do I do a secure erase (i.e., the ATA Secure Erase functionality) of the CF card? I have tried ...
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1answer
513 views

what is the best (and free) tool to disable/enable USB ports [closed]

I want to disable USB ports (for everything except mouse and mobile phone) on my family computer. It runs on the Windows 7 home basic. The idea is that the guests should not be able to plug in their ...
4
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1answer
288 views

Do any standard, built-in USB drivers give the USB device full access to system memory?

I am wondering if a USB device could potentially be a security hole on a properly configured system just by being plugged in. This was inspired by a post on BitLocker, namely the phrase: USB ...
5
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2answers
1k views

How can I prevent file copy in my usb stick?

I want to prevent other users of copying my files from my usb stick. Is there any method to do that?
2
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1answer
990 views

Set up usb wifi dongle to automatically connect to specific secured network

I have a Belkin 802.11g usb network adapter that I no longer need (specifically: F5D7050B), and I have a secured wireless network at home. Rather than hand out the password when I have guests, I'd ...
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1answer
1k views

Secure USB Drive by creating 2 partitions one is read only

i have a Lexar 8GB flash drive and i want to protect it using some software i forgot it's name o anything about it ! . The software creates 2MB (i think) partition on the drive and the rest of the ...
5
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6answers
703 views

Encrypting a USB Drive - How do I carry it out?

Recently my USB was confiscated a... disagreement, and it was scanned through and numerous project files were deleted in them. While nothing can be done now, I'd like to prevent this in the future by ...
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4answers
1k views

How do corporate offices block USB devices?

At work, my company disables usage of USB peripherals on Windows XP machines by: Removing the USBSTOR.INF file from system32. Changing the value of the Start key in ...
3
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4answers
3k views

How do I create a bootable USB Flash PcRepair Kit?

I do PC repair on the side and am looking to use a bootable flash drive as a PcRepair Kit. I'm also looking for anit-virus, anti-malware, Data-Recovery, Hardware testing. It would be great if it was ...
0
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2answers
88 views

Is it possible to prevent access to the hard drive when booting from external media?

I supervise the use of a 'community' desktop computer and I would like to allow the use of the desktop via an external drive to a specific individual. How do I secure the internal hard drive so that ...
3
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1answer
2k views

My external keyboard and mouse do not work until I unlock my computer

In Windows 7, when my laptop comes back from standby, my external mouse and keyboard cannot be used to "login" or "unlock" my station. Once I'm logged in again, they are recognized and work properly. ...
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4answers
2k views

How to encrypt an USB stick?

When storing personal data on a USB stick, data needs to be encrypted to ensure privacy. Regrettably, this is far from easy to do without introducing a lot of overhead; ideally, the whole encryption ...
8
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7answers
664 views

I found two usb sticks on the ground. Now what?

As from subject. I want to see what's inside. I am seriously interested in finding the owner if possible and returning them, but I am worried it could be an attempt at social engineering. I own a ...
4
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9answers
2k views

Virus protection for flash drives

At school, there is a large network with lots of non-technical minded people and lots of viruses. How can I protect my flash drive from these worms and viruses so I don't bring them home and infect my ...
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3answers
4k views

How to create one additional hidden partition in a USB drive

For security purposes I need to locate a additional hidden partition on USB flash drive. The USB drive contains a security application that will check (in code) if the hidden partition exists. If not ...