USBGuard alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace USBGuard? During the review of USBGuard we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. USB Canary (device monitoring)
  2. PCILeech (Direct Memory Access (DMA) attack)
  3. USBleach (disarms harmful USB storage)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to USBGuard.

Alternatives (by score)

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USB Canary

Introduction

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

Project details

USB Canary is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • Hardware security
  • System monitoring

USB Canary review

76

PCILeech

Introduction

This type of tooling could be used to attack a system via the hardware itself. It can be used to disable authentication mechanisms or implant nefarious software components.

Project details

PCILeech is written in C.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Hardware security

    PCILeech review

    64

    USBleach

    Introduction

    USBleach disarms potential threats like USB Rubber Ducky (keystroke injection) and the BadUSB attack (man-in-the-middle), which can result in a compromised system. This toolkit decreases the risks involved of accepting untrusted USB devices.

    Project details

    USBleach is written in Lua, shell script.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - No releases on GitHub available
    • - Full name of author is unknown

    USBleach review

    85

    CIRCLean

    Introduction

    Malware regularly uses USB sticks to infect victims. This solution can convert documents with potentially harmful code into disarmed data formats. This converted data is then stored on a trusted device.

    Project details

    CIRCLean is written in shell script.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Data sanitizing
      • Data transfers

      CIRCLean review

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