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Experts question USB safety and security

  • Experts have raised serious doubts over the safety and security of USB devices.

    Potentially, any USB device could be used to target a computer without the user coming to know, researchers from Berlin have demonstrated.

    Worse, there is no practical method to deal with such loopholes, they said.

     “It may not be the end of the world today, but it will affect us, a little bit, every day, for the next 10 years,” Karsten Nohl, a cyber-security researcher, said, describing the potential implications of their findings.   

     

     

    Tagged as: USB devices, computer, safety, security, cyber-security, technology news