BadUSB is a hack attacking USB controllers everywhere.

What is this BadUSB? has  a story  and the Youtube video from BlackHat 2014(not Derbycon as in article)


The controller can be hacked and code inserted inside the USB chips themselves.


So we have to create good security policies and reduce the chance of plugging in USB devices that we do not know about.


This could really be the mother lode Darth Vader attack.




Update on 10/8/14 – Bruce Schneier’s comments and some of his website visitors: