I really understand things correctly when I say that:
- If a USB stick / USB device is inserted into a Windows PC that is currently in lock mode (that is, someone has pressed WinKey + L), it is automatically activated behind the scenes.
- If a USB stick / USB device is inserted into a Windows PC that is currently NOT in lock mode, it is automatically activated by default.
- In both of the above cases, will it ever run an executable that is there by default? (I believe it used to be the case with setup.exe on CD-ROMs.)
- Regardless of the conditions mentioned above, Windows will ever be installed automatically DRIVER Found on the device itself when plugged into the PC (with or without a lock screen)? Or is only the "device ID" retrieved from the stick / device and then the corresponding drivers are downloaded based on the device ID from the secure, curated Microsoft servers?
- Why exactly are "drivers" needed at all? Doesn't it use the USB standard? And also the "mass storage" standard? I don't understand why it would ever need special "drivers" for a standard device …?
- Is the idea of inserting a USB stick / USB device into a PC nonsense in itself? Isn't the truth that the user is actively "Yes, please install the drivers from this random unknown device" or "Yes, please run this untrusted EXE file that you found on this stick just inserted and which I did but automatically mounted for you would never run anything without your active approval "? I have the same feeling as when people claim to be "hacked" all the time, but then it turned out that they played a binary email attachment or clicked a big red box that said, "WARNING! Want You really run this EXE from sketchy? " -hack-toolz-4-u.ru? "… but honestly nothing would surprise me at this point.
I wonder this for both the current Windows 10 as well as all previous versions of Windows.