USBDriveby : Using $20 Teensy 3.1 USB to hijack the Mac OS X PC

USBDriveby : Using $20 Teensy 3.1 USB to hijack the Mac OS X PC

Samy Kamkar, a security researcher has found a security loophole in something most users won’t even bother securing. He has managed to use a Teensy 3.1 USB-based micro controller available for $20, and load it with enough software to emulate a keyboard and a mouse in whichever system it is connected in. Once connected, it can be used to carry out any operation on the target computer. Mind you, this isn’t a hack, its just taking advantage of a utility that we take for granted.

http://www.techworm.net/2014/12/usbdriveby-using-20-teensy-3-1-usb-hijack-mac-os-x-pc.html

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