USB bomb rigged to fry your hardware

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viking60
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USB bomb rigged to fry your hardware

Postby viking60 » 16 Mar 2015, 14:14

The Russian website habrahabr has presented a USB stick that will send high voltage through your computer and virtually fry it.
One has never been seen in use but it could work in theory.

When we connect it up to the USB port, an inverting DC/DC converter runs and charges capacitors to -110V. When the voltage is reached, the DC/DC is switched off. At the same time, the filed transistor opens. It is used to apply the -110V to signal lines of the USB interface. When the voltage on capacitors increases to -7V, the transistor closes and the DC/DC starts. The loop runs till everything possible is broken down.

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Modern laptops do not have DVD or CD slots but they do have USB ports....

If nothing else consider this to be a reminder about USB safety :-D

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Re: USB bomb rigged to fry your hardware

Postby Blackcrack » 16 Mar 2015, 16:56

*lol* ah you have read it also.. this provides certainly for an bombing transaction/business ! :jackpot

There the correct Article about: killer Usb

this remind me really on this : :C
and what do we are learn about, take not all in you mouth ehh computer what you have found ! :T

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