With macOS Ventura, that was announced earlier this week at WWDC the way USB-C and Thunderbolt have access to send and receive data is changing. Currently, any device that is plugged in is allowed to start transferring data which can be a security risk.
With macOS Ventura, this is changing. On M1 and M2 based Macs, the device will need permission first from the user in order to start transferring data, such as a USB drive. Thankfully, this is enabled by default and won’t affect devices and hubs that have been pre-approved, such as monitors, hubs and more – so the upgrade process from macOS Monterey to Ventura won’t be a pain.
macOS Ventura was revealed earlier this week and should be coming to compatible Macs later this year.