USB Ports Are No Longer Your Friend (If They Ever Were)

For the time being, being careful might be enough, but probably not for long. Although the people at SRL are not yet releasing their modified USB controller firmwares, it’s only a matter of time before the black hats figure it out, now that the existence of the bug has been made public. So far, the USB Working Party, the organization behind the USB standard, is not committing specifically about this exploit but is pointing to additional USB security measures that OEMs can choose to use. Hopefully, however, they’re frantically working behind the scenes to find a way to nullify this threat.