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Got a few comments on the LockedUSB post from a few days ago from the project’s creator.  Had a little back and forth, and decided to republish it here.

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LockedUSB adapter acts as “firewall”, may start actual fires


Link to Kickstarter.

I’m a really big fan of this one.  A few months ago, a bunch of news outlets reported on the potential for hackers to to install malicious hardware on public USB charging stations.  The idea is that while you think your phone is just charging, malicious hardware could be potentially accessing sensitive information on your phone made available over a USB connection.  LockedUSB has found a way to mitigate that problem by constructing an adapter that simply removes the data pins from the USB line and only passes the power pins through.

But it gets better.

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