German researchers warn against USB port data hacking

You may want to think twice before sharing a flash drive.  New research shows that the USB port can be used to steal personal information or infect your computer.  A team of German security researchers

News 12 Staff

Aug 4, 2014, 6:38 PM

Updated 3,640 days ago

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You may want to think twice before sharing a flash drive. 
New research shows that the USB port can be used to steal personal information or infect your computer. 
A team of German security researchers says that anything connected via USB can be reprogrammed. They warn that it could even pose as a network card and reroute your Internet use so that someone could spy on what you're doing. 
Researchers believe it can also happen if someone charges their Android device using a computer USB port. 


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