WHAT IS “USB KILLER”?
An explanation about the mechanism and countermeasures of USB KILLER
Previously, electric devices with USB ports were mainly PCs and their peripherals, however nowadays, various devices have USB ports such as TVs, smartphones, and games console. Since USB is a unified standard, many products support it. By the way, do you know there are products that can destroy your devices just by plugging it into a USB port? That kind of products are called “USB Killer”. Actually damaged cases have been reported. In this content, we explain mechanism of products called USB Killer, the threats that can occur due to a misuse of USB Killer, and countermeasures against USB Killer.
1. What is “USB Killer”?
2. How USB Killer works
3. Devices that can be destroyed by USB Killer
4. Measures against USB Killer
4-1. Do not connect to unfamiliar USB products
4-2. Use devices that equip surge measures to prevent overvoltage
Summary Security measures are essential for USB terminals as well