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USB Sticks and Identity Theft

Curiosity killed the cat, and it can also invade your computer and result in an identity thief getting access to your computer through malware such as a keystroke-logging program that can read and steal all the information stored on your computer, such as your Social Security number, credit card numbers, and passwords. It can lead to your becoming a victim of identity theft. Identity thieves leave USB sticks in parking lots of companies that they want to hack, hoping that people who work there will see the USB sticks and then, being curious about what is on them, put them into their computers at work and unknowingly download the malicious software. Never put a USB stick that you are not absolutely sure is clean into your computer. The risk is too great. Let the cat live.

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