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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2114 This laptop-bricking USB stick just got even more dangerous
Remember that USB stick that would destroy almost anything in its path, from laptops, photo booths, kiosks, to even cars?

Now there's a new version, and it's even more dangerous than before.

In case you missed it the first time around, a Hong Kong-based company built a weaponized pocket-sized USB stick, which when plugged into a device, will rapidly charge its capacitors from the USB power supply and then discharge, frying the affected device's circuits.

Dubbed the USB Kill stick, it fries almost any device with a USB port, though modern Apple hardware is apparently not affected.
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#2119 US-CERT warns HTTPS inspection may degrade TLS security
#2118 Another years-old flaw fixed in the Linux kernel
#2117 Intel, Microsoft launch new bug bounty programs
#2116 MajikPOS combines PoS malware and RATs to pull off its malicious tricks
#2115 Revenge ransomware, a CryptoMix variant, being distributed by RIG exploit kit
#2114 This laptop-bricking USB stick just got even more dangerous
#2113 New smartphone threat: Now attackers can use sound to hack your device
#2112 Hack brief: High-profile Twitter accounts overrun with swastikas
#2111 Check Point discloses vulnerability that allowed hackers to take over hundreds of millions of WhatsApp & Telegram accounts
#2110 Russian hacker "Kolypto" who worked on Citadel trojan extradited to the US
#2109 US charges two Russian agents with ordering hack of 500m Yahoo accounts
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