App note: How to protect mobile devices from ‘USB Kill’ threats

Great read from Bourns about USB killer devices and port protection solutions. Link here (PDF)

Researchers have long warned about the security risks of inserting other users’ USB drives into your PC, even those from whom you trust. If the threat of malware infections isn’t cause enough for concern, there have been stories of malicious USB thumb drives that have “fried” laptops. Does this seem like a far-fetched occurrence? Hearing of the threats, PC World documented the work of an electronics engineer who set out to create a prototype that could actually kill a mobile device’s USB port.

from Dangerous Prototypes https://ift.tt/2taHnSG