Orange Cyberdefense launches scheme to tackle ‘BadUSB’ threats

Orange Cyberdefense has launched a new mobile decontamination terminal for USB flash drives.

The company has launched the scheme in order to tackle growing cyber threats mounted via USB sticks. USB flash drives are in fact the second most dangerous source of cyber-threats.

Orange Cyberdefense’s Mini-terminal Malware Cleaner detects ‘BadUSB’ threats that are undetectable with traditional anti-virus software. Alexis Richard, Product Manager at Orange Cyberdefense believes that USB flash drives could be a ‘real danger’ for companies unless they are properly secured.

"USB flash drives are a real danger for IT security within companies,” Richard said. “Even if these attacks are more complicated to set up than attacks by e-mail, for example, they are nevertheless to be feared. Introducing USB flash drives into the heart of the company makes it possible to spread malicious code, paralyze machines, destroy sensitive data and even workstations. Ransomware can be installed on an industrial system simply by inserting a USB flash drive, with no need for the user to do anything at all."

Developed by Orange Defense ethical hackers the malware cleaner is available as a fixed 70kg booth or as a software version installed on computers. The Malware Cleaner solution is now also available in a “mini-terminal” version. Thanks to this cheaper, mobile version, businesses can facilitate the decontamination of users’ USB flash drives. This portable version can be found at a reception desk, in meeting rooms or even shared between different sites as needed.

Malware Cleaner simultaneously uses five anti-virus search engines to optimise and combine the extent and performance of detection. These search engines are automatically updated on a daily basis when the terminal is connected to the internet via the network or using 4G. 

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