There's something so satisfying about the killer usb drive:
220 volts straight to the motherboard of an unsuspecting laptop or desktop just sounds delightful.
But I want more. I want to be able to fry other devices that might not have normal USB ports. So what about MicroUSB? Can the same attack be used against devices with MicroUSB charging ports such as Android phones, or is there hardware to prevent this?
Apparently there are some individuals who are perturbed by my word choice. I would never take delight in the willful, unauthorized destruction of other people's property. Although I suppose I should describe what I mean when I say that the laptops and desktops are unsuspecting.
You see, I find life to be dreadfully dull sometimes. When I'm not censoring my own questions to appeal to someone's ethereal concept of ethics within the hacker community, I like to pass the time by playing "flash drive roulette" with by devices. I have an expansive collection of various unmarked and generic flash drives, with which I store and transfer files. The large majority (about 42%) are normal drives. The remaining drives are actually high voltage capacitors which destroy my machines, and in doing so, help me live a happier and fuller life without being tied down with material possessions.