A company from Hong Kong had the idea of making the USB killer, a drive that is able to destroy your computer in seconds. The designers said that it will not be used for evil purposes. It should help people to test if their gadget is vulnerable or not. All you have to do is to put the USB in the device and see what happens to your computer.
However, not many manufacturers were interested in developing more protective methods against the USB killer. According to the company, Apple was the only one that released hardware protection against it. This means that other companies, with millions of users, chose not to protect their customer’s devices as they should have. The best advice is to pay more attention what USB you are using, especially if you do not have an Apple computer.
For those of you who want to buy the USB killer, you should know that it costs 56 dollars. However, you are not able to buy it now, because it is our of stock. Moreover, you can buy also the USB Killer Tester, that will prove you if your computer is at risk or not, without destroying it. This tester is 15 dollars and can be helpful for companies that want to have their computers protected.
Although the company who made it said that it was not used for evil purposes, we are sure that many people want to use the USB Killer for this thing. There could be even big companies who will try to hack their competitors with this USB.
We have already seen in movies gadgets that are able to destroy everything there is on a computer. Now, this thing can be used by everyone so this means that our gadgets are more in danger than ever. Computer manufacturers should think more about the security of their users. The USB Killer is easy to use and it is also cheap. You do not have to be a hacker to destroy a computer in seconds. All you need is to go to a computer and use that USB.
However, you should think more before using it for evil purposes. We all have photos, memories and important files on our computers. The best solution to stay safe is to keep your files on backup drivers to be sure that you will have them no matter what happens.
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