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USB-C to get improved security in fight against malware-laden USB sticks

January 2, 2019

Via: TechRadar

New USB technology isn’t just about raw speed, but also security, and news has emerged of an incoming authentication system that will help protect host systems from the likes of dodgy USB Type-C devices or chargers trying to install malware or spark off malicious power surges.

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), an organization dedicated to advancing USB technology, has laid out plans for a cryptographic-based 128-bit authentication system to help defend against non-compliant USB chargers, USB sticks laden with malware, and other assorted dangers.

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