USBKill — Code That Kills Computers Before They Examine USBs for Secrets

Posted: May 11, 2015 in Tech


USBkill — A new program that once activated, will instantly disable the laptop or computer if there is any activity on USB port.

Hey Wait, don’t compare USBkill with the USB Killer stick that destroy sensitive components of a computer when plugged-in.

“USBKill” is a new weapon that could be a boon for whistleblowers, journalists, activists, and even cyber criminals who want to keep their information away from police and cyber thieves.

It is like, if you are caught, kill yourself. In the same fashion as terrorists do.

Here I am not talking about to kill yourself, but to kill the data from your laptop if the law enforcement has caught your laptop.

USBkill does exactly this by turning a thumb drive into a kill switch that if unplugged, forces systems to shut down.

Full Story @ [Hacker News]


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