Mazda cars with next-gen Mazda MZD Connect infotainment systems can be hacked just by plugging in a USB flash drive into their dashboard, thanks to a series of bugs that have been known for at least three years.
IBM has issued a security alert last week, warning customers that some USB flash drives shipped with IBM Storwize products may contain malicious code.
A new tool released on GitHub last week can help paranoid sysadmins keep track of whenever someone plugs in or disconnects an USB-based device from high-value workstations.
The USG is an USB attachment that allows users to connect USB flash drives and other USB devices to their computer without any of the risks.
A commercial device known as USB Kill 2.0 allegedly has the ability to fry a number of electrical devices by sending an electrical charge to a public-facing USB port. Using a standard USB port, USB Killer will charge itself with electricity and then discharge to fry the device it is plugged into.
Researchers have created a piece of software that uses an unmodified USB device to leak data stored on an air-gapped computer over radio frequency (RF) signals.