USB Canary

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Tool and Usage

USB Canary monitors the devices on a system for the addition or removal of USB devices. On such an event, then an alert will be sent.

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Introduction

USB Canary uses pyudev to monitor the addition or removal of devices while a computer is locked. This small utility is written in Python and can provide an alert by SMS or Slack.

Usage and audience

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - Full name of author is unknown

Installation

Support operating systems

USB Canary is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release 2.0.2 [2017-10-09]
License(s)GPLv3
Last updatedNov. 30, 2017

Project health

85
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Links

GitHub iconUSB Canary GitHub project

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