CHAPTER

1

USB Hacksaw

INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER

Sharing Away Your Future

Anatomy of the Attack

What is the Big Deal?

Evolution of the Portable Platform

Defending against This Attack

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) Hacksaw was devised by a posse of self-proclaimed “IT ninjas” acting on behalf of the Hak.5 organization. Hak.5 is a wiki Web community which produces monthly videos, forums, and articles demonstrating various types of hacks for almost anything electronic you can imagine.A The Hacksaw is one mutation of many USB-related hacks that have been released on this site. Another clever tool created by this community will be covered in Chapter 2, “USB Switchblade.”

The original Hacksaw version was designed to use any configurable ...

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