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Interesting new MITM attack demonstrated, your laptop can probably be hacked via its charger

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9 hours ago, Froody129 said:

He obviously doesn't want to be... Charged with anything聽

Charge attacks before


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remember when chargers could only send a straight current and did use the same ports as the one you use for data?


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This honestly doesn't seem like a huge issue.聽 Unless you are using random chargers you find laying around (which is super stupid and not something anyone should do), and you charge over usb c (just a little bit extra unlikeliness), there should be no problem.聽 If it was discovered that you could get an STD by using random condoms you picked up on the street, that wouldn't make the news because it's just common sense.聽 How is this different?

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If it was discovered that you could get an STD by using random condoms you picked up on the street, that wouldn't make the news because it's just common sense.聽

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11 hours ago, Master Disaster said:

most modern laptops now use the USB Port for charging as well as it's normal uses

oof that's pretty stupid if u ask me

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20 hours ago, schwellmo92 said:

This is just a standard USB attack except the delivery method is slightly smarter.. nothing new here.

You'd think they'd have figured out how to prevent automatic code execution from external drives at this point though... besides, I could be wrong but doesn't this still charge the device? The port's data transfer functionality should probably be disabled during charging...

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Perhaps disable data access to connected charging devices and have a prompt to allow trusted devices? Perhaps you could use signatures as well?

Not too hard to fix maybe.

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