USB Killer

This USB drive will kill your computer πŸ’»πŸ’€

The USB Power Surge vulnerability is a common flaw in products with USB connections. To save money, manufacturers do not protect the power or data lines of devices, which leaves them open to attack.
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Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt
Oh, this is terrible. Pro tip: never use random USB sticks you find on the streets.
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Gabriel Lewis
Hunter
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@rrhoover somebody watches Mr. Robot 😏
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Sebastian Dobrincu
Serial Entrepreneur. I turnπŸ’‘ into πŸ’°
@rrhoover The paranoia is real now.
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Matthew Tsoβ˜€Γ— πŸŒ™
how else can you find out who the unlabeled usb stick belongs to? πŸ˜‚
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Tobias StruckmeierSoftware Developer
@gabriel__lewis @rrhoover it was there as prototype and in theory even before that series *just sayin*
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ι«˜ζ‰‹λ†€λ¦¬λ°‘β„’technologist. I code. digital nomad.
Need a USB condom now...
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I know what to get my ex for her birthday :)
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Lee Rickler
Director, Point and Stare
No need to buy this. - Load a normal USB drive with 'nefarious' code - Label it 'Staff wages' or similar - Drop in corporate car-park
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Pierre LeBaux
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How is selling this a good idea???
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Pietz Prove
Media Computer Science Student
@lebaux its about as much of a "good idea" as it is to report about anything illegal and bad going on in the world. lets assume you weren't aware of this usb specification exploit, which by the way has been around for years. well, you're aware of it now. isn't that something? at a $50 price point most people won't buy it anyway. especially because its function can be implemented with any usb stick and free to download software. ethical hacking always seems counter productive to some, but i think its needed to move forward and spread awareness.
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Pierre LeBaux
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@gopietz your argument is weak... here is the analogy: you can make a decent bomb using only what you find in grocery store. There are plenty of DYI articles on the internet, but you will make that extra step towards ethical anti-terorrism so you make the bomb and sell it twice the price of items needed (so you are defending your position via pricing point). You will raise awareness for sure, but there that one dude that buys it and kills himself or someone. And my question is, was this ethical? The answer is the same with your USB (spoiler: it is not).
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Pietz Prove
Media Computer Science Student
@lebaux to each their own. i don't agree with your analogy either. there's very little one could do against a bomb attack because the victims don't play an active role in the plan. awareness of this topic wouldn't protect anyone. in this case however the victim has to actively do something for the plan to work. by making people aware of this exploit, they will not do something stupid. Most of the times analogies just don't hold up. That's true for yours and mine.
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Pierre LeBaux
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@gopietz my analogy just deconstructs your reasoning and makes it very questionable, nothing else.
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Mikel GonzalezMobile software engineer
@lebaux No it doesn't...
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