USB Type-C to protect against hazardous chargers and USB malware with new authentication protocol

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USB Type-C devices will get an authentication protocol that should protect users against potentially damaging chargers and reduce the risk of USB malware.

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How about just disable autorun and that would more or less stop most infections.


#3

Most being the key word. An evil USB drive could emulate a hub with both a flash drive and a keyboard attached. The keyboard would simply guess which letter the flash drive has been assigned and type the command to run the malware on it.


#4

This sounds to me like vendor lock-in. “Oh, this cord isn’t from (insert brand name here), it’s a mostly-identical cord from someone who isn’t us. We can’t have you buying cords at a reasonable price, so we’re rejecting this cord.” It’s the same cheap trick Apple has done with its devices: make ridiculous claims about quality, and force people to buy accessories from Apple, thus further lining Apple’s pockets. Now this shady tactic has the potential to become universal.

Of course, that may just be my scepticism speaking. It’s possible the companies implementing USB will behaive nicely as they’ve always done.