CHAPTER

2

USB Switchblade

INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER

Passing Grades

Inside the Switchblade

Why Should I Care?

Evolving Aspects

Defensive Techniques

The USB Switchblade is another concoction brought to you by the fine folks at Hak5.org. As with the USB Hacksaw, it is also able to leverage a preconfigured U3 flash drive, although this is not required. The Switchblade has more potential to wreak a higher degree of havoc on a system and its environment than its cousin, the Hacksaw. Administrator-level privileges are required to run most of the tools included in the Switchblade packages. This chapter will examine the USB Switchblade to uncover the clever yet mischievous usages this device can be engaged in.

The premise behind Switchblade ...

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