Security concern

Ashley Benton chuaukantli at
Thu Jun 24 03:38:46 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 8:03 PM, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:

> On 06/23/2010 07:33 PM, Ashley Benton wrote:
> ...
> > Sorry I didn't try gparted or lshw or similar. The drive was plugged by
> usb
> > for about 2 minutes, I tried to watch in media and my computer when it
> > didn't appear by itself. I checked the logs after but there is no entry
> > about it. I didn't know the person and couldn't take too much time
> looking
> > at why so to simplify we used a usb key which worked without trouble.
> > I'll try gparted and lshw next time it happens. Thanks for the answer
> >
> > Meg
> Not sure I understand:

Usually when I plug my external hard drive (usb) it is recognized and open
as a folder. This one which was not mine didn't appear (or open like a
folder). I checked where my drive is shown but his wasn't there.
The hard drive seemed to be working but the computer didn't see anything.
(nothing in any logs neither- I checked them after) The man had a usb key,
so we used it (He needed a file from my computer). I didn't know the person
enough to have him wait and take a detailed look at the problem. After about
2 minutes waiting for the drive to appear we switch to usb key and copied
his file.
I do not know why his hard drive wasn't recognized or if it was doing
anything but it stayed plugged about 2 minutes. Is there anyway I can find
out what happened a few hours ago or do I just forget it and note the
command for next time? (I do not have the drive anymore)

> "we used a usb key"
> meaning, what?
> $ lsuusb
> $ lsusb -v
> Should get you the information necessary to see if the drive is recognized.
> Noted for next time.



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