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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1446 Now you can buy a USB stick that destroys anything in its path
For just a few bucks, you can pick up a USB stick that destroys almost anything that it's plugged into. Laptops, PCs, televisions, photo booths -- you name it.

Once a proof-of-concept, the pocket-sized USB stick now fits in any security tester's repertoire of tools and hacks, says the Hong Kong-based company that developed it. It works like this: when the USB Kill stick is plugged in, it rapidly charges its capacitors from the USB power supply, and then discharges -- all in the matter of seconds.

On unprotected equipment, the device's makers say it will "instantly and permanently disable unprotected hardware".
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#1447 Cisco’s network bugs are front and center in bankruptcy fight
#1446 Now you can buy a USB stick that destroys anything in its path
#1445 Two critical bugs and more malicious apps make for a bad week for Android
#1444 Re-thinking security fundamentals: How to move beyond the FUD
#1443 Blue light has a dark side
#1442 Cryptocurrency mining malware discovered targeting Seagate NAS hard drives
#1441 MalwareMustDie spotted a new ELF trojan backdoor, which is now targeting IoT devices
#1440 Wordpress urges users to update now to fix critical security holes
#1439 Picture perfect: CryLocker ransomware uploads user information as PNG files
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