Never plug in an external hard drive or thumb drive into your computer from an unknown source.
- NEVER PLUG A USB FROM AN UNKNOWN SOURCE INTO YOUR COMPUTER. This seems obvious, but thumb drives have become so ubiquitous that it is easy to forget. If you don't know the person shipping or handing you the external hard drive or thumb drive, DO NOT PLUG IT INTO YOUR COMPUTER.
- Do not use the same thumb drives between work and home network computers. Although the USB is a convenient way to carry data between computers, it can also carry a risk of cross-contamination.
- Only use USBs purchased from reliable, reputable, and secure sources. Some online sellers are offering very inexpensive storage devices, but these deals may be too good to be true.
- Keep your software up to date, especially security software. The older your software is the more chances hackers have had an opportunity to find a way around it.
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