16 Oct 2015

Be careful of USB sticks

Steve G1KQH sent me a link yesterday about a Russian USB stick that kills virtually all devices into which it is plugged in. Apparently it sticks 220v into your device. So the message is only connect known safe USB devices into your PC or phone. This is rare and scaremongering but be safe. Don't forget USB sticks can also be a route in for virus's.

"I don’t fancy one of them up my USB port:


Paul Stam PAØK said...

USB sticks: as with venereal diseases, we must be careful. ;-) 73 Paul PC4T

Nick said...

Described on Hackaday, charges up some big Cs and dumps them back into the PC