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USB Devices Vulnerable to Hacking

Hackers can load malicious software onto chips that control USB devices in which they are embedded and use the malware to take over the devices, according to newly-released study by German researchers. USB devices are vulnerable because they have no built-in security and because of hardware bugs, said SR Labs chief scientist Karsten Nohl. Nohl used a USB controller chip to download to a computer malware that let him change its domain-name-system network settings and route its Internet traffic through malicious servers. The malware would also infect USB device later attached to the infected computer. (Tech Guru Daily)(Reuters)

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