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    USB Can be used to infect computers...You don't say?!!


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    Posted earlier http://www.edugeek.net/forums/securi...infection.html

    It's different to just autorun on a usb stick running something malicious though it's configurable usb devices like the Hak5 rubber ducky that impersonate keyboard and launch payloads.

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    Not sure if this is the same thing, but Sophos Naked Security had a slightly different take on the usb thing,

    “BadUSB” – what if you could never trust a USB device again? | Naked Security

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    This problem is easy to solve.... Either non reflashable nand, or a secure boot loader (like a phone)

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    The likely hood of some smart kid having fun with this sort of tech is quite high. I think its only a matter of time before this type of abuse will warrant a USB device block for all users, with a system of authorizing only certified devices that are firmware secure.

    This isn't the same type of security issue with USB devices previously exploited, which the article explained. Fooling the system into thinking its a device capable of emulating network interfaces or keyboards, introducing new security flaws is new yeah ?



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