This laptop-bricking USB stick just got even more dangerous | ZDNet

Remember that USB stick that would destroy almost anything in its path, from laptops, photo booths, kiosks, to even cars?

Now theres a new version, and its 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 devices circuits.

Dubbed the USB Kill stick, it fries almost any device with a USB port, though modern Apple hardware is apparently not affected.

The makers of the USB Kill stick have created a more powerful version with a higher voltage and amp output and a three-times faster pulse rate of up to 12 times a second.

via This laptop-bricking USB stick just got even more dangerous | ZDNet.

No amount of software policies are going to resolve this little issue!

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