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A quarter of worms designed to spread via USB

A quarter of new worms this year specifically have been designed to spread through USB storage devices,  researchers at Panda Security said Thursday. This malware typically is designed to copy itself to any device capable of storing information, including flash sticks, cell phones, external hard drives, DVDs, and MP3 players. The malware is highly effective and typically runs automatically when a USB device is connected to a computer, silently infecting the system. — AM

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