USB Thumb Drive Alert at NASA, DoD

NASA Internal Memo: Message from the Chief Information Officer: Policy for Use of Removable Media, Such as USB "Thumb" Drives

"There is a government-wide increase in the number of IT security threats originating from removable media which infect systems with malicious code and/or remove sensitive data such as usernames, passwords, and encryption keys from user systems.

- Do not use personally owned removable media devices in government-owned systems.
- Do not use government-owned removable media devices on personal machines or machines that do not belong to your agency, department, or organization.
- Do not put unknown removable media devices into ANY system.
- Keep systems up-to-date with the latest patches and anti-virus signatures."

National Cyber Alert System Cyber Security Tip ST08-001, us-cert.gov
Pentagon bans computer flash drives, AP

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