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 Post subject: get even with a laptop compueter that won't boot USB killer
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:27 pm 
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This is one way to fry a laptop computer lol.

with a usb stick.

how to kill a lenovo thinkpad t420

https://grahamcluley.com/2015/10/usb-killer/



Another Reason to backup your data <G


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I wonder if this would still fry a board if connected to a USB hub. I advise my customers to go though a hub for things like old printers to save the port on the Laptop.


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Yes of course it would still fry it if it went through a hub. And unlike the creator I would suspect a lot more than the MB was fried by the discharge.

I am not certain I understand the purpose behind the device. It demonstrates the obvious. It is malicious if left around for someone to find. It may fry a system but it won't damage data on a platter. Seems to me you could accomplish the same thing by just shorting the USB power wire into a data wire.


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