Defending Against Malicious USB Firmware with GoodUSB

@inproceedings{Tian2015DefendingAM,
  title={Defending Against Malicious USB Firmware with GoodUSB},
  author={Jing Tian and Adam M. Bates and Kevin R. B. Butler},
  booktitle={ACSAC},
  year={2015}
}
USB attacks are becoming more sophisticated. Rather than using USB devices solely as a delivery mechanism for host-side exploits, attackers are targeting the USB stack itself, embedding malicious code in device firmware to covertly request additional USB interfaces, providing unacknowledged and malicious functionality that lies outside the apparent purpose of the device. This allows for attacks such as BadUSB, where a USB storage device with malicious firmware is capable of covertly acting as a… CONTINUE READING
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