CNYCentral Gets Quote from RESCUECOM About USB Drive Issues

USB Drives Potentially Contain Harmful Viruses

The Dangers of the USB Drive

CNYCentral.com
August 5, 2014


nCutpTxf-eI

SYRACUSE -- You know that feeling you get when your computer isn't working? Or how about when you lose that document you've been working on for hours?

Well, most times computer techs can fix the problem. But theres a new issue on the rise that not even the savviest techs can tackle.

For those of you who rely on technology, you may want to be careful the next time you share a USB drive and put it into your computer.

"This is perhaps the largest technology vulnerability released since Y2K," says David Milman, the CEO of Rescuecom.

Milman says many people are so quick to pop the USB drive into just about any computer. But, by doing that, your actually exposing it to numerous viruses.

And the problem is, they don't know how to fix it.

While the USB drive can hold a lot memory, it also could be causing some damage to your computer. That's why tech experts are saying keep it only for personal use.

Sharing your drive is probably one of worst things you can do according to Milman. Thats because you're passing the virus around, causing a ripple effect.

"When you plug them in, they can be an imposter for a keyboard. So, when you go and plug this in and the computer thinks this is a keyboard, it can go ahead and type in commands into your computer; possibly without you even knowing it. Then, that will download bad software from your computer," says Milman.

Here's the scary part, it can record all of your keystrokes.

"So, when you log into your bank, it can get your bank information. When you log into Facebook, it can get your Facebook information. When you log into your Outlook, it can can download your contacts," says Milman.

Thats why Milman says its key to not pass around the problem.

Because all that you will do is cause an outbreak in the world of technology.

Google Reviews

Patricia Farr
Patricia Farr
in the last week
Rescuecom has once again rescued me. This time from a potential identity theft situation, and then a
...Rescuecom has once again rescued me. This time from a potential identity theft situation, and then after solving that, updating all security and operating systems. All with incredible patience and expertise in what for me was a very distressing situation. My level 3 tech Maddy spent literally days getting everything straightened out and David gave me some tips and advice that I have used. The technicians at Rescuecom are for me the best and most professional, and are always there to help quickly, with understanding and kindness, when you need them most. less
Carol Vaupel
Carol Vaupel
a month ago
I would give him 5 stars.
...I would give him 5 stars. less
Cynthia B. McCoy
Cynthia B. McCoy
a month ago
wonderrful
...wonderrful less
Sue Baran
Sue Baran
a month ago
Jim P. was very good in explaining why a call was inputted and explained the updates that he was goi
...Jim P. was very good in explaining why a call was inputted and explained the updates that he was going to do from both Windows and Rescuecom. After completed he helped with some boot up programs to be disabled to help give me a little more "speed" in startup. Great experience. less
View all Google reviews

Featured in:


Feature Inthe New York TimesFOX NEWSUSA TodayComputer WorldCNNForbes