On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 2:46 PM Matt Graham <mhgra...@crow202.org> wrote:

> >> On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 7:33 PM Daniel Stasinski
> >> <dan...@genericinbox.com> wrote:
> >>> Today I got a promotional information USB stick from a retailer
> On 2018-08-11 04:13, Aaron Jones wrote:
> > You should throw it away. Unsolicited or free usb sticks are not safe.
>
> Er.  I know salespeople aren't usually technically literate, but it is
> highly unlikely they're knowingly distributing malware, spyware, or
> electrical attack devices to potential customers.  Salespeople who
> actively hurt customers usually make very few sales and auto-Darwinate.


It came from my employer and contained pdf files detailing employee
services.  Pretty benign.

dmesg reports:

[30072.513509] usb 3-1: new full-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd
[30072.646992] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=2016,
idProduct=0917, bcdDevice= 0.00
[30072.646996] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2,
SerialNumber=3
[30072.646998] usb 3-1: Product: usb55
[30072.647000] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: udisk
[30072.647002] usb 3-1: SerialNumber: 11100042926
[30072.702584] usb-storage 3-1:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
[30072.703087] scsi host4: usb-storage 3-1:1.0
[30072.703194] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[30072.705546] usbcore: registered new interface driver uas
[30073.837490] scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access     usb55    udisk
           1.10 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[30073.838150] sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[30073.838254] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] 8032 512-byte logical blocks: (4.11
MB/3.92 MiB)
[30073.838452] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[30073.838456] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 0b 00 00 08
[30073.841219] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found
[30073.841226] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[30073.854419]  sdb:
[30073.855432] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk


*Daniel P. Stasinski*
dan...@genericinbox.com
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