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COMPUTER DESTRUCTION (GONE DEADLY)

COMPUTER DESTRUCTION (GONE DEADLY)
USB killer 2.0 yet another USB device designed to strike fear in the minds of defenseless non techie masses but unlike the creatively named rubber ducky or the hacksaw and switchblade USB methods thoroughly documented as part of an hour-long 240p epic by hack 5 back in 2006 the USB killer is literal it's a USB device that will kill what you plug into it now the original USB killer applied a negative charge of 120 volts to the 5 volt V USB pin on the port effectively destroying the USB controller and its power regulation circuitry USB killer 2 kicks it up a notch bumping up the negative voltage to around 200 volts and it hits it directly in the data pins chances are any device that you plug it into will no longer be functioning properly some may survive but the majority won't and terrifyingly enough this isn't just limited to laptops and desktop

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s it even works on phones TVs and cars if you can plug a USB device into it it may be vulnerable to this attack so this is the part where I demo it right truthfully I had my reservations about actually killing a bunch of hardware I mean it's been done many times before but this is Linus tech tips Linus is the man that bought a $17,000 UPS Linus is the man that decided that he needed a 180 terabyte server just that we'd never have to delete a single file all in the name of excess so maybe it would be appropriate to kill his recently finished desk PC project that you guys waited so long to see completed so...
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follow me and let's do just that oh my I didn't actually think that's gonna work okay I'm gonna get fired math shop is currently featuring the EMU Purpleheart closed back headphones check this and other drops out in the link below okay so as you probably guessed just like all the other YouTube pranks that was faked I didn't get fired the

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is fine the flash drive I plugged it into is completely harmless I just flipped the switch on the power bar with my foot as I put it in but the attack is real and the drive I have here now actually in there is the real thing USB killer's official YouTube channel has plenty of videos showing it killing things like Xboxes and even a car and if you won't take their word for it our buddy Austin Evans zapped two different laptops a TV and even a phone but how does it work well it actually uses your own device against you when you plug your USB killer into a device it cycles through rapidly charging its own capacitors off of the device and then discharging them at the previously mentioned negative more specifically about 220 volts a heck of a lot more than both the 5 volts USB is designed for and the 15 volts that would already have been enough to kill most devices this cycle is repeated many times per second until the USB killer is removed and you can reuse it as many times as you want that is until a teacher confiscates it and calls your parents do you need to buy one then well people have actually been...
computer destruction gone deadly
making their own by modifying random USB devices that actually work for it or even taking the flash circuitry out of a disposable camera and reworking it to load up the capacitor and discharge over USB it's not even that complicated you salvaged the transistor transformer resistor diode and capacitor from the camera at a power source if the cameras isn't suitable throw a button in for ease of use and then send it all over USB and you're done and so is the device does this crude method work yeah and you don't even need the host device to charge it to test it we grabbed an old Acer Aspire one from 2008 that Linus had in the e-waste pile for recycling now everything in the

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isn't magically dead wouldn't trust the motherboard or the CPU anymore but the rest should honestly pretty much be fine when throwing that much voltage around I'm not gonna guarantee anything but this isn't a data

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method and the hard drive in here almost certainly still works ok so enough about how easy it is for people to brick your stuff how do you protect yourself well the US government suggests not plugging things into your

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thanks guys outside of that you probably can't physically kaping USB ports adding so-called USB condoms or installing the USB killer test shield have been cited as ways to defend against this but as long as the attacker has enough ingenuity to unplug whatever you plugged in they will be able to quickly bypass your...
computer destruction gone deadly
protection unfortunately outside of filling all your USB ports with cement if anyone has direct access to your

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that is vulnerable to this type of attack and they're enough of a dick to actually do it you're screwed USB type-c will sort of have a solution to this which is a new cryptographic authentication that can stop unauthorized and uncertified devices from connecting but as with pretty much all things done this way there will almost assuredly be a way to bypass it the best way to protect against this attack is to have the manufacturer of your device install an opto coupler these are also known as photo couplers or optical Isolators they're components that transfer electrical signals between two isolated circuits by using light effectively preventing high voltages from reaching the entire system even if the port loses its ability to transmit and receive data this is better than nothing but not many companies have even implemented these outside of Apple so be sure to hit up your favorite device manufacturer and tell them to get a Kraken in conclusion just as we've always said don't plug random USB devices into things if you don't trust it just throw it away and know this isn't a meme or a hoax you shouldn't try this on your friend's

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because it's illegal and honestly it's just not even funny you're just killing hardware for no reason Braintree is code for simple online payments if you're building a mobile...
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