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USB autorun attack hits Linux

Posted on Tuesday, February 08 2011 @ 02:26:04 CET by


Slashdot reports hackers have crafted a USB autorun attack that attacks Linux:
This Shmoocon presentation by Jon Larimer from IBM X-Force starts off with a definition of autorun vulnerabilities and some examples from Windows, then jumps straight into the Linux side of things. Larimer explains how attackers can abuse these features to gain access to a live system by using a USB flash drive. He also shows how USB as an exploitation platform can allow for easy bypass of protection mechanisms like ASLR and how these attacks can provide a level of access that other physical attack methods do not.



 



 

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