USB Kill 2.0 looks like a normal flash drive, but once plugged in, it rapidly charges its capacitors from the USB power supply, and then discharges in seconds, instantly and permanently disabling unprotected hardware. “Any public facing USB port should be considered an attack vector. In data security, these ports are often locked down to prevent exfiltration of data, or infiltration of malware, but are very often unprotected against electrical attack,” said the company. Continue reading for another test video and more information.
“Not every device is vulnerable to a USB Kill attack. The device maker said that Apple “voluntarily” protected its hardware. USB Kill costs €49.95 (about $56), and a Test Shield, which allows users to test for an attack without blowing up their hardware, costs an additional €13.95 (about $16),” reports ZD Net.