When it comes to computer security, sometimes it's good to know what it is that you're trying to protect yourself from. In this video, I'm going to cover the AutoRun feature in Windows and why, for security reasons, you should never use it. To prove my point, I'm going to show you how to make a USB drive that exploits the autorun feature to automatically download and save a users information just by plugging it into a USB port.
Step 1: Material List
To do this project, you are going to need:
- U3 usb drive, such as a sandisk cruizer,
- Access to a Windows XP machine.
What makes a U3 usb drive unique is that it emulates a CD rom drive so that it can autorun it's "launchpad" whenever you plug it into your computer. This is useful because Windows will not allow programs to autorun straight from a USB drive, but it will allow programs to autorun from CD drives and since a U3 usb drive shows up as both, we can use this feature to autorun our USB drive.