How to Protect Your Data. Who knows what secrets a simple memory stick can hold? Scammers these days make use of those as they’re getting more and more creative to steal your data and harm your gadgets. In this video, you'll find out what danger a flash drive sticking out of a wall can present to your data and safety and why you should never pick one up off the street. “Dead Drop” is a global art project that’s borrowed some tricks from the world of spies and espionage. Nowadays, there are over one and a half thousand dead drops around the globe. Remember it's highly ill-advised to plug some random USB stick into your computer. You can't even fathom what information might be waiting for you on a flash drive. Criminals can use the “lost” memory sticks trick to get access to your personal information, your passwords, and other important data. What's more, they can easily destroy your computer. USB sticks in the mail also contain malware that can seriously mess up your computer.
TIMESTAMPS How to recognize a “Dead Drop” # The drawbacks of the Dead Drop project # Why "lost" memory sticks are dangerous # How USB sticks in the mail can be harmful # eBay flash-drive scam #
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SUMMARY -Berlin-based artist Aram Bartholl decided to create "an anonymous, offline, peer-to-peer file-sharing network in public space" and started his “Dead Drop” project. It encourages people to swap confidential information with others by hiding memory sticks all over the world. -You never know what viruses are lurking on a flash drive off the street, waiting patiently to destroy their next victim’s hard drive. Secondly, you can't even fathom what information might be waiting for you on a flash drive. Anyone can download videos, pictures, or text files, and this has already led to several problems. -Using the “lost” flash drive trick, criminals can get access to your personal information, your passwords, and other important data. One Hong Kong-based company has created a flash drive that can literally annihilate a computer. It absorbs power from the USB line until it reaches 240 volts. -Unmarked memory sticks dropped into mail boxes contain malware that can seriously mess up your computer. Scammers evidently rely on human curiosity and, in all honesty, it pays off. -If you ever see an online ad for a one-terabyte memory stick being sold for a laughable amount of money, beware. hackers have somehow discovered a way to alter the controller chip settings. As long as you don’t exceed the true capacity of your new flash drive, it works fine. But once you go over the limit, the memory stick will slowly start corrupting your data.
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