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User Info: runrom

runrom
3 years ago#1
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/13/4726486/usbcondom-protects-charging-devices-from-hackers-juice-jacking

Made by int3.cc, the protective layer fits on top of a USB plug and cuts off access to the pins that allow it to transmit and receive data. Only the pins that allow the plug to receive power are left open, so that a device can charge without any possibility of malware being passed between the device and its power source.

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User Info: DerPancake

DerPancake
3 years ago#2
??????
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User Info: SnipeStar

SnipeStar
3 years ago#3
interesting..
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NotQuiteAFreak
3 years ago#4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu32fBkiHFE&t=0m3s
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User Info: HydroCannabinol

HydroCannabinol
3 years ago#6
This seems near useless.
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User Info: Bikes-

Bikes-
3 years ago#7
HydroCannabinol posted...
This seems near useless.


It's nice for charging on public computers I suppose, never know what some dumb kid installed on them.
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User Info: Zukkus

Zukkus
3 years ago#8
Do people have a tendency to carry about sensitive documents on their usb drives?
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User Info: HydroCannabinol

HydroCannabinol
3 years ago#9
Bikes- posted...
HydroCannabinol posted...
This seems near useless.


It's nice for charging on public computers I suppose, never know what some dumb kid installed on them.


True. I guess I forget about 'public' computers. O_o

Library and like school perhaps?
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#10
Zukkus posted...
Do people have a tendency to carry about sensitive documents on their usb drives?


Doesn't matter. It's an attack vector for malware on computers they do keep sensitive data on.
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