Securing USB Devices

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Securing USB Devices

Postby adilkhan_86 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:36 am

Hi Every One,

Do any one knows how to secure USB and protect them with Password.
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Postby lambda » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:38 am

what are you trying to do? keep users from connecting their own devices to their computer's usb ports? why do you want to do this? is it for policy reasons?
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Postby adilkhan_86 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:10 am

Dear Saad,

The workstations are protected but for our GMs they manage to plug in USBs, which causes viruses.So I would like to have some kind of software which installed in USB and make it password protected.

So when ever, They plug in USB it will ask the password and that will make it secure.
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Postby x2oxen » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:12 pm

Not sure about password thing but you can try Kasper Sky antivirus because it will not let user open flash drive until user do not scan it. or intentionally don't want to scan it.
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Postby lambda » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:57 pm

doesn't sound like a linux problem...
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Postby LinuxFreaK » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:40 am

Dear adilkhan_86,
Salam,

adilkhan_86 wrote:The workstations are protected but for our GMs they manage to plug in USBs, which causes viruses.So I would like to have some kind of software which installed in USB and make it password protected.

So when ever, They plug in USB it will ask the password and that will make it secure.


If you are talking about Micro$oft Windows then you need to find Kingston U3 DataTraveler. As they have software which will allow password protection on USB.

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Usb disk security

Postby mehmoodali » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:17 pm

Aslam O Alikum:

Use USB disk security a very useful software for windows environment.
You can download it from 4shared.com for free.

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Postby Muhammad Saad » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:03 pm

I wish there was an application that would destroy all the data on the USB flash drive if the user failed to provide the correct password (after 3 tries). How much fun would that have been! :twisted:
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Postby securitykid » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:06 pm

Hello Guys,

I would recommend to use Panda USB Vaccine,

uses simple techniques creating attribute autorun.inf, disabling autorun for others devices etc , you can do it manually though

but its great to have it as a software

Best part its free and shareware not like free to download from some fileshare :D

http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/ ... sbvaccine/


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Postby azfar » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:42 pm

I haven't tried it but it should work.

Make a password protected group for usb users. add allowed users to them. change the permissions on /dev/usb* (whatever the naming convention you have)

OR

apply same thing but with a user, hence every time users have to switch to allowed users in order to access usb devices and for it they must know the password of above user.
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Postby qasali » Sun May 30, 2010 4:11 pm

Check out GFI endpoint security. Its a very useful tool. It can block all type of devices, monitor them. also u can allow devices which u want to be used in office
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