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Once an attacker gains control of a system he may use it to try and compromise vulnerable USB devices plugged into it in hopes of compromising the other systems to which the compromised USB devices will be connected. And the attacker doesn't care about which ports are used, he'll just probe all of them in hopes of finding & compromising a vulnerable USB ...


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If a USB stick accepts unsigned firmware updates then yes it's vulnerable to a bad USB attack. There are products out there that only accept digitally signed firmware updates. These devices are not susceptible. http://www.ironkey.com/en-US/solutions/protect-against-badusb.html


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The YubiKey NEO is a unique One-Time Authentication device which combines the functionality of a YubiKey Hardware Authentication device with the extended capabilities of a smart card, without requiring additional drivers or software. The YubiKey NEO has 3 major elements - the first is the YubiKey element, which allows the YubiKey to be used as a ...


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So far there is no confirmed sure fire way to prevent it. The best solution thus far is to disable the “boot mode” state of the device and perhaps physically disabling access with glue for instance. Here is an article about it http://news.softpedia.com/news/There-Is-Anti-BadUSB-Protection-but-It-s-a-Bit-Sticky-461485.shtml p.s. you could get fun with ...


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Well, it might help. Better yet, make your computer not to obey autorun.inf on removable drives (but assuming you plug your usb into another -infected- system, it can help noticing it). There is a solution taking the next step, USB Vaccine, which creates a unwriteable, undeletable file with that name in your usb drive. It does so by marking it with some ...



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