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lovejeet
lovejeet • Feb 19, 2012

imp: pen drive threats:- the chinese pendrives

Hackers in China are selling flash drives with less memory than they advertise. The problem is that the hackers change a log file that makes the flash drive think it has more memory than it does. When you receive the drive, if you right click and go to properties it will display a larger amount of memory than it really has- so when you put data on it that exceeds it's actual memory, old data will be deleted.

This problem is nearly impossibly for the average Joe to detect because the flash drive looks and works normally- until it's memory is filled.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 19, 2012
Thread moved to Gadgets & Software section.

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