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USB condoms

#1runromPosted 9/14/2013 12:20:18 PM
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.

Practice safe computing!
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#2DerPancakePosted 9/14/2013 12:24:38 PM
??????
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#3SnipeStarPosted 9/14/2013 12:27:06 PM
interesting..
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#4NotQuiteAFreakPosted 9/14/2013 12:28:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu32fBkiHFE&t=0m3s
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#5professional gamerPosted 9/14/2013 12:59:26 PM
Indeed...
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#6HydroCannabinolPosted 9/14/2013 1:06:30 PM
This seems near useless.
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#7Bikes-Posted 9/14/2013 1:09:35 PM
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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#8ZukkusPosted 9/14/2013 1:10:36 PM
Do people have a tendency to carry about sensitive documents on their usb drives?
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#9HydroCannabinolPosted 9/14/2013 1:10:47 PM
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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#10Orestes417Posted 9/14/2013 1:18:21 PM
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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