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[SND]'Frisbee' Hack Highlights Weakness of USB Devices

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Davis' proof-of-concept exploit, which he called "Frisbee," was able to identify and attack flaws in Windows 7, Windows XP, Xbox 360 and Apple OS X.
Hackers using Davis' Frisbee exploit could also jailbreak embedded devices, unlock locked workstations, install malware and steal sensitive data, he said.
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Davis said he's reached out to major security vendors, who he said have essentially told him that providing USB security is out of their reach. It's a frustrating realization that led Davis to joke that the only truly foolproof way to protect computers from the threats posed by compromised USBs is to "fill the USB sockets with epoxy resin."

http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/fri...-devices-1024/
    
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Kinda like the PCMCIA/PCIe/Thunderbolt exploits which give full access to the machine unrestricted.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 8/5/11 at 10:33am
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