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Old 04-01-18, 17:04
blairsp blairsp is offline
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Default Security on a USB

Perhaps I am just imagining this. However, I am sure I read an article in webuser (might have been computer active-sorry!) where by you install a file onto a usb stick. The pc periodically "pings" this and if the file is found it continues to work. If not, then the pc won't function.

The easy way to secure your pc then is to remove the usb stick.

Can anyone recall the article and what issue it was in?
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Old 04-01-18, 17:40
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Default Re: Security on a USB

This is from neither, but might help:
Always check for bundled unwanted extras when downloading and installing any new software and be sure to decline them.
Use custom install when its available. Read all of every window before clicking.
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Old 15-01-18, 17:44
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Apologies for the delay in replying but I think the Issue of Web User you're looking for is 426, which had a range of USB security tools in the Weekend Project.

Andy Shaw - Technical and Reviews Editor
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Old 16-01-18, 11:08
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Default Re: Security on a USB

nice one ANDY
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