They make public the code of the worst vulnerability that ...

They make public the code of the worst vulnerability that …

October 3, 2014

Last July, two security researchers discovered a very serious and very difficult to detect vulnerability that affects any memory or USB device. Today, two other experts have decided to make it available to anyone who wants to use it, for better or for worse.

The original vulnerability is called badUSB, and it is the result of reverse engineering the firmware on this popular port.

The seriousness of BadUsb is not the possibilities of compromise, these have been the same since the creation of personal computers, it is the impossibility of detecting it. The BadUsb reprograms the firmware of the device and executes actions with the permission of the logged in user who connects the USB. In addition, it does not have to be a USB memory, it can be a keyboard for example, so the risk possibilities increase exponentially.

At the time, Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell decided not to make the badUSB code public due to its dangerousness. However, two other security researchers have managed to replicate the operation of this malware and have made the code of this clone available to anyone who wants to use it.

via USB security is more compromised than ever and They make public the code of the worst vulnerability that affects USB.

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