Dare to put random USB devices in your computer? / 2015-10-13

2015-10-13 Dare to put random USB devices in your computer?
With the USB Killer 2.0 and the USB Rubber Ducky it's not a good idea to put any random USB device into your system.

The USB Killer is quite simple: it charges up via the USB power leads and when the voltage is high enough (220 V) it will drop that back into the computer via the USB data leads.

The USB Rubber Ducky looks like a simple USB thumbdrive but it will actually mimic a USB keyboard and do interesting things with a computer, up to Exporting the wifi setup including passwords.

Do you dare to put any random USB device into your computer? Something you found in the parking lot?

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