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A flash drive that can blow up your computer?

A developer has found a way to modify the USB drive in such a way as to cause it to explode after being connected to a computer.

The programmer, going by the pseudonym MG, designed a self-destroying “USB flash drive” from a normal USB drive with the possibility of installing malicious code on the victim’s computer.

In his blog MG described in detail the process of creating a device.USB-drive was modified with the ATtiny 85 chip, which makes it possible to turn a standard USB flash drive into USB Rubber Ducky – a special device that the computer recognizes as a USB keyboard.This device allows you to easily introduce malicious code to the target system.

Then the programmer found a way to modify the power supply mechanism so as to cause an explosion of the device after a certain time after connecting to the computer.

For security reasons, the developer did not begin to give in his instructions a sequence of actions that would cause an explosion.

Video showing the operation of the device can be found online though

By | 2018-01-24T15:19:23+00:00 January 24th, 2018|IT Security|Comments Off on A flash drive that can blow up your computer?

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