solarbird: (fascist sons o bitches)
[personal profile] solarbird
Well, this is fun. Got anything - I mean anything, not just computers - that has public- or semi-public-facing USB ports? Not for long.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/now-you-can-buy-a-usb-stick-that-destroys-laptops/

Date: 2016-09-11 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] oh6
The determined attacker will use a hammer in any case.

Date: 2016-09-11 11:44 am (UTC)
attie: Sign: Those who throw objects at the crocodiles will be asked to retrieve them. (snark - crocodiles)
From: [personal profile] attie
*rolls eyes* Why not stick a pair of bolt-cutters in that "security tester's repertoire of tools" to show your client the awful, awful security hole of their power cable not being titanium-plated...

Date: 2016-09-12 06:26 am (UTC)
attie: Sign: Those who throw objects at the crocodiles will be asked to retrieve them. (snark - crocodiles)
From: [personal profile] attie
Hmm, right. Maybe chewing gum would be a better analogy? Either way it seems like the kind of petty vandalism that you wouldn't need to hire a pen-tester to discover the existence of...

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