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Forget viruses: Evil USB drive 'fries laptops with a power surge'

2015/03/12

The Register - (International) A Russian security researcher revealed a vulnerability with USB sticks which could potentially overload and damage a PC's sensitive inner electronics by using an inverted direct current to direct current (DC-DC) converter and some capacitors through a foreign Web site, causing the USB to malfunction.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/12/usb_drive_fry_your_laptop/

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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