How sweet would it be to plug and play USB devices without the fear of viruses, malware and other security threats?
It’s everyone’s dream to own 100% foolproof USB devices for their file storage and transfer routine: Fascinating to think about it, but it simply isn’t gonna happen with the raft of current USB-related security threats.
Because even if a USB stick has been completely wiped, and contains no files, it could still pose a threat to your organisation.
I am highlighting an exploit recently spotlighted by two security researchers: Adam Caudill and Brandon Wilson of SR Labs. They reverse-engineered the USB firmware that powers millions of devices, which could enable hackers to inject malicious codes into computers.
What’s interesting and worrying at the same time is that the researchers have released the code on Github, a site accessible to any internet user.
The vulnerability goes by the name “BadUSB”.
It’s been only two months since I wrote about the initial discovery of the so-called “BadUSB” vulnerability….