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System Hacking - USB Password Theft

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  • System Hacking - USB Password Theft

    In contrast to manual methods for obtaining passwords, there are som automated mechanisms for obtaining passwords, such as via USB drives. This method entails embedding a password-stealing application or firmware on a USB drive and then physically plugging the drive into the target system. Because many users store their passwords for applications and online sites on their local computer, the passwords may be easily extacted.
    The Autorun feature that is completely different from AutoPlay is disabled by default on recent versions of Microsoft Windows. The user might stille manually execute it out of curiosity or tools like BadUSB might be an option.
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