Windows USB vulnerabilities reign supreme


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In an article to be published Wednesday August 26, 2010 discussing the Pentagon’s cyberstrategy, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III says malicious code placed on a removable drive by a foreign intelligence agency in 2008 uploaded itself onto a network run by the U.S. military’s Central Command – source: Washington Post

“That code spread undetected on both classified and unclassified systems, establishing what amounted to a digital beachhead, from which data could be transferred to servers under foreign control,” he says in the Foreign Affairs article.

Why doesn’t the US military just junk Windows and use Ubuntu – you can plug a USB with some autorun code to run Conficker on Ubuntu and precisely nothing will happen.

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