First post, by Kerr Avon
Like no doubt most people on here, I use USB devices (USB hard drives, USB sticks, etc) very often with PCs, and since these devices are writable, then they are vulnerable to viruses/ransomware/malware/etc, plus of course user stupidity (i.e. me deleting the wrong file, or overwriting something important), especially when I am fixing a PC that might have an infection.
So I was wondering, is there a sort of 'USB Switch' for sale anywhere, basically just a USB to USB cable that sits between the PC and the USB device, and contains a hardware switch that disables the hardware writing ability of the USB connection? Something like that would be great for security, but I've never seen one for sale.
Is this even possible, or am I overlooking something. And if it is possible, but none are available, then how difficult is it to make one?
Thanks for any answers.