USB devices are hacked, and they are hacked in such a way that you don’t even know it when they’re steadily killing your computer and stealing everything on it. At least, that’s what Forbes tells us.
According to German security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell, the problem isn’t in the USB storage itself, but in how the USB works. Nohl and Lell claim that the inherent structure of a USB device makes it susceptible to all kinds of sneaky malware.
James F. Booth
For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.