BadUSB hack may be one of the biggest threats you have heard of!
A new threat named “BadUSB” has just emerged, a name that may be a bit of an understatement. This exploit is one of the nastiest security threats we have seen in a long time. It’s dangerous, often undetectable and very hard to kill. BadUSB literally leaves current antivirus defenses harmless and blind.
This exploit was discovered by a group of white hat hackers that plan to showcase their discoveries at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, which takes place next week. But what exactly does this threat do, and what makes it so hard to deal with? It’s its very nature that makes it no average threat.
BadUSB doesn’t simply infect your computers, it infects most USB devices that are connected to it. This includes odd peripherals like web cams, keyboards and many other types of USB devices. Sadly, this does include Android smartphones, which could be turned into malicious network cards. These smartphones, when connected to computers, would fool the user into connecting to malicious pages that impersonate popular websites like Facebook and Google.