BadUSB — On accessories that turn evil by Karsten Nohl
Karsten Nohl is a cryptographer and security researcher
This talk introduces a new form of malware that operates from controller chips inside USB devices. Peripherals can be reprogrammed in order to take control of a computer, exfiltrate data, or spy on the user. We demonstrate a full system compromise from USB and a self-replicating USB virus not detectable with current defenses.
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