Articles tagged: flash drive
Should I Use FAT32 or NTFS on a Flash Drive? The Differences, and a Third Alternative
File systems are commonly formatted as FAT32, NFTS, or exFAT. Which is best for your thumb drive?
Can a Thumb Drive Carry Malware?
Malware on the flash drive can be copied to your computer.
How Do I Password-protect a Flash Drive?
There are several approaches to password-protecting a flash drive, one of which might be designed for exactly the task at hand.
Will an external drive left plugged in be damaged if there’s a power surge?
It’s not just power you need to worry about; connected drives can also get malware. But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep yourself safe.
Can a flash drive that has a Linux install on it become infected?
Depending on the format of the drive, how the malware finds you, and how you access Windows, you may or may not have a problem! Does that sound vague enough for you?
How risky it is to run Ubuntu from a flash drive?
Having a bootable version of an operating system like Ubuntu on a USB flash drive can be very handy for a variety of reasons. Since flash memory can wear out, however, it’s important that you back up.