Reply to post: Re: go to attacker's hell-hole

Between you, me and that dodgy-looking USB: A little bit of paranoia never hurt anyone

dbtx Bronze badge

Re: go to attacker's hell-hole

Totally a thing. Some TNT (turner network television) promo device looked exactly like a flash drive, so I decided to find out how big and if it was writeable. (this was years ago, a slightly more innocent time!) It merely pushed out keystrokes for the Windows key and their address for the particular show and enter. So I popped it open... it was just a little SOIC and a USB plug on what could have been 1 layer from a 4-layer "real" PCB, judging by how thin it was. Then I briefly hated them for being cheap and lazy even though I knew it was fairly clever and I had still fallen for it.

Good thing it was all just about TV. That was a WinXP box, after all...

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