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USB Killer

This USB drive will kill your computer 💻💀

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Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Oh, this is terrible. Pro tip: never use random USB sticks you find on the streets.
Gabriel Lewis
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@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
@rrhoover somebody watches Mr. Robot 😏
Sebastian Dobrincu@sebyddd · Co-Founder of Storyheap. 🔑
@rrhoover The paranoia is real now.
Matthew Tso@matthewtso · ☀× 🌙
how else can you find out who the unlabeled usb stick belongs to? 😂
Tobias Struckmeier@supertobi · Software Developer
@gabriel__lewis @rrhoover it was there as prototype and in theory even before that series *just sayin*
高手놀리밑™@nolim1t · technologist. I code. digital nomad.
Need a USB condom now...
Qaher Salahaldin@qahersalah
I know what to get my ex for her birthday :)
Build it, break it.@pointandstare · 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
Pierre LeBaux@lebaux · tenSlovak.sk
How is selling this a good idea???
Pietz Prove@gopietz · 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 func… See more
Pierre LeBaux@lebaux · tenSlovak.sk
@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).… See more
Pietz Prove@gopietz · 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 wi… See more
Pierre LeBaux@lebaux · tenSlovak.sk
@gopietz my analogy just deconstructs your reasoning and makes it very questionable, nothing else.
Mikel Gonzalez@mikel_gonzalez · Mobile software engineer
@lebaux No it doesn't...
Pierre LeBaux@lebaux · tenSlovak.sk
@mikel_gonzalez how so?
Mikel Gonzalez@mikel_gonzalez · Mobile software engineer
@lebaux Your analogy makes a bad comparison. This is in no way comparable to a bomb. Knowing how to protect your home from intruders requires you to learn things that can harm another person, you also learn about what the intruder may do to harm you, sure you could use that knowledge to invade another persons home, but the simple act of pulling that knowledg… See more
Pierre LeBaux@lebaux · tenSlovak.sk
@mikel_gonzalez The problem is that if you apply this logic to basically anything, it will not hold up, and for the argument sake, I can steer from the bomb. For example selling a poison looking and tasting like mountain dew only to prove that people shouldn't drink something they find in the street. Sure, you are spreading awareness, but also killing people… See more
Mikel Gonzalez@mikel_gonzalez · Mobile software engineer
@lebaux Wow.... Every single analogy can be broken down if you take it to far. All of your examples have had to do with death. Please go ahead and try to disprove my example above about defending yourself from physical attacks. There are people who offer self defense classes, tasers, knives, etc. In learning about those things you can choose to harm others w… See more
Pierre LeBaux@lebaux · tenSlovak.sk
@mikel_gonzalez I mean at this point it is probably pointless argument, I am against selling fully functional weaponized USB, you think it is a great awareness and educational piece... you are just yammering your baseless philosophy.