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It sounds like something out of a B-grade Hollywood plot — a flash drive that you plug into a computer and is capable of destroying it within seconds. Last year, hacker Dark Purple disclosed a USB flash drive designed to fry a modern system as soon as you plug it in. The drive works by discharging -220V through the USB port.
originally posted by: Dumbass
That can be pretty handy.
No fear if encryption might be breached.
Just plug and play when the SWAT team pays a visit
However, depending on the hardware configuration (SSD vs platter HDD), the drive controllers may be damaged to the point that data retrieval is impractical," the company said in its marketing material.
originally posted by: savemebarry
I can actually kill a computer too, all you need is a AC power plug and some bare wires on the other end.
Stick them into the USB port and plug the plug into a socket. And more, you get fire works too !!!