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Seven Deadliest USB Attacks

Do you need to keep up with the latest hacks, attacks, and exploits effecting USB technology? Then you need Seven Deadliest USB Attacks. This book pinpoints the most dangerous hacks and exploits specific to USB, laying out the anatomy of these attacks including how to make your system more secure. You will discover the best ways to defend against these vicious hacks with step-by-step instruction and learn techniques to make your computer and network impenetrable.

Attacks detailed in this book include:

  1. USB Hacksaw
  2. USB Switchblade
  3. USB Based Virus/Malicous Code Launch
  4. USB Device Overflow
  5. RAMdump
  6. Pod Slurping
  7. Social Engineering and USB Technology


Information security professionals of all levels; web application developers; recreational hackers

Paperback, 256 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-553-0


  • "Seven Deadliest USB Attacks provides real-world insight into issues a good deal of computer users don't even realize exist. The author's clear voice profiles attack scenarios, tools, as well as mitigation techniques. This book raises the right questions and provides the right answers" - Mirko Zorz, Editor in Chief of Help Net Security and (IN)SECURE Magazine


  • Introduction

    Chapter 1: USB Hacksaw

      Chapter 2: USB Switchblade

        Chapter 3: USB Based Virus / Malicious Code Launch

          Chapter 4: USB Device OverFlow

            Chapter 5: USB Ramdump 

              Chapter 6: Podslurping-A USB Problem

                Chapter 7: Social Engineering and USB Come Together for a Brutal Attack


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