FAQ

Does it affect me? Why do I need it?

  • If you don't use any USB device at all, then, of course, you don't need a USBCondom. But how can you read this page? :)
  • But if you have USB cables for charging phones, flash drives and everything that works with USB, we would recommend such protection. If you charge your phone in cafes, airports or offices using public USB ports, all your data may fall into the wrong hands. Or it can fry your device.

Could you tell more about these attacks?

  • Juice jacking is a type of cyber attack involving a charging port that doubles as a data connection. This often involves either installing malware or surreptitiously copying sensitive data from a smart phone, tablet, or other computer device. [link]
  • USB Killer is a device appearing as a USB thumb drive that sends high-voltage power surges into the device it is connected to, threatening to damage hardware components. The device has been designed to test components for protection from power surges and electrostatic discharge.
  • BadUSB. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuruzFqMgIw https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=BadUSB https://www.wired.com/2014/07/usb-security/

Some news and articles about attacks made via USB

USB Condom is Open-source hardware

All Condoms are open sourced, and our repositories are open to your Pull Requests to make the project better :)

Scheme and BOM (Bill of materials) are available: usb-c0nd0m (main) and a fork at GitHub.

What is DC20e6?

DC20e6 is a community for people interested in studying modern technologies and applying them in an unusual way which often implies information security and everything the positive meaning of the word "hacking" includes.

You can make BadUSB device on your own for FREE

Beware, all of these tools are widely available for purchase if one wants to buy them.