Alarms sounded over Flash drive infections

The US Computer Emergency Response Team (US-Cert) is warning users and administrators to be on the lookout following the discovery of a malware outbreak being spread via USB keys.

USB drive attacks use methods as old as the computer virus itself, early versions of which spread by infecting floppy disks and local networks.
The tactic eventually gave way to web page and email borne attacks, It has been suggested that the increasing use of media players and USB drives is making the tactic popular once again.
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