Researchers demonstrate hack Linux PC via infected USB sticks




German researchers at Black Hat hacker conference demonstrated how they can take over by manipulating the firmware from USB sticks. Linux PCs alongside Windows computers Are called sudo privileges on Linux something that investigators obtained from the screensaver.

The researchers recently been known to manipulate. firmware of a certain brand USB controllers Through this BadUSB’ hack an infected USB stick can infect other USB devices on the same computer is connected by posing as a USB keyboard. Before

That trick the researchers not only works on Windows PCs, but also on computers with Linux, so claim including the famous German “mobile phone hacker Karsten Nohl . The malware obtains calling sudo rights by the screensaver forward and via a password-stealer ‘the password that the user types to intercept. With that sudo privileges USB equipment can infect other USB devices.

The researchers say that computers have USB devices whitelisting to mitigate the effects of BadUSB and virus scanners also have to scan for infections. firmware from USB devices A final solution is making firmware updates for hardware, impossible though that method would also have bugs that can be. Unpatched disadvantage

Nohl knew before the software on SIM cards remotely to crack, after which messages could be intercepted and telephone conversations to be overheard. Nohl also hacked the OV-chip card and the encryption used to secure GSM conversations.


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