USB Firmware Design Flaws Require Behavioral Changes, Patches Won’t Help
USB thumb drives have made people nervous for some time. We worry about hostile data lurking in their VFAT file systems. Data loss prevention (or DLP) struggles to keep sensitive data from leaking out of organizations on the convenient tiny devices. But now we’ve learned over the past few months that USB devices pose even […]
Firmly Insecure – Are You Worried About BadUSB?
Your USB device could be harboring dangerous software that’s difficult to detect or remove. At least, it is possible to create such software. A talk at Black Hat 2014 explained how it works. Researchers Karsten Nohl, Sascha Krißler, and Jakob Lell of Security Research Labs in Berlin discovered a design issue with USB devices. They […]