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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?
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> Date: Thu, 9 May 2019 13:14:45 +0200
> From: Christian Pietsch <christian.pietsch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> 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.
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
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