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Re: [tor-talk] tor-talk Digest, Vol 100, Issue 18

On 5/10/19 8:00 AM, tor-talk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
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>    1. Re: Disable executable files on a usb from running in Linux?
>       (Christian Pietsch)
>    2. Re: Disable executable files on a usb from running in, >
>       Linux? (tortalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
>    3. Information known by a cellular network provider while using
>       and not using internet (npdflr)
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> Date: Thu, 9 May 2019 13:14:45 +0200
> From: Christian Pietsch <christian.pietsch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: tor-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Disable executable files on a usb from running
> 	in Linux?
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> On Thu, May 09, 2019 at 03:35:46AM -0700, npdflr wrote:
>> While running Windows operating system I have experienced several autorun and other viruses from USB devices and hence now I have moved to Linux.
>> Is there a way to disable executable files on a usb (any format: vfat, ntfs, ext4 etc) from running in Linux?
> Linux does exactly what you want, out of the box.
> Cheers,
> C:
Some distros have "usbguard" available in the repositories.  One CAVEAT: when installing this particular program
it will lockout every usb port on your computer, so if you have a mouse or keyboard working on usb, they will be 
locked out after installation.  I have contacted the maintainer of the .deb package to recommend a change, but
don't know if (s)he will implement it.  I managed to lock myself out of the computer by installing this program and
I had to use a LiveCD to go in and remove the program, then I logged back in and purged all of the program.
If you have a laptop then your keyboard will still work and whatever comes with the computer that is not connected
to a USB port.
If your particular distro does not have this program, then good luck!
To check: apt-cache search usbguard
at the terminal.
Also, this is the wrong forum for this query.  I suggest in the future all inquiries about linux be directed to a 
linux forum.
Good luck!

Tom Bell
“With a Democratic President, there was no allegation too small to investigate, but now that Donald Trump is in the White House,
 there is apparently no scandal too big to ignore.” -- Rep. Elijah Cummings (D), 2019

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