As part of a promotion for a podcast, Spotify sent USB drives to journalists. But the move was criticized by computer security researchers.
But anyone with basic security training under their hat — which here at TechCrunch we do — will know to never plug in a USB drive without taking some precautions first.
Plugging in random USB drives is a bigger problem than you might think. Elie Bursztein, a Google security researcher, found in his own research that about half of all people will plug into their computer random USB drives.
I doubt anyone at Spotify was clueless about the security risk. But negative publicity is still publicity.