Is USB safe?

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My dad just sent a link about a USB security flaw. I searched via google and there are other sites talking about this also, but perhaps just feeding off each other. Would you address this so we know what we need to do or not do?

As I understand this problem is actually a pretty serious issue – or at least it could become one.

The real problem is that there’s no work-around other than not using USB for one of the things that it was intended to be used for: easy portability between machines.

Right now I’m honestly not quite certain how concerned we need to be, but I’m not panicking.

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