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USB device firmware can be reprogrammed to hide sophisticated malware

2014/08/01

Securityweek - (International) Researchers from SRLabs reported developing a new piece of malware that can reprogram USB controller chips to spoof other devices, allowing an attacker to take control of a computer, steal data, and perform other actions. The researchers plan to demonstrate the "BadUSB" malware at the upcoming Black Hat security conference.

Source: http://www.securityweek.com/usb-device-firmware-can-be-reprogrammed-hide-sophisticated-malware

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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