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Andavari

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Want to be horrified by a device that looks like an innocent USB Thumb Drive, then look at this YouTube video titled "This will kill your computer":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pP8TLwO_Ks
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Wow! Haven't seen that before, and I'm guessing it would probably fry a desktop PC.

 

I have seen something quite the reverse of that, and that was last year when I was looking at standalone CD players for my home system.

 

I was trying a Denon cd player in a Newcastle hifi shop and when I plugged in my USB stick to check out the playback quality, I got an immediate smell of burning and a frozen display.

 

The damn thing had fried my USB stick which was playing fine in the car only minutes earlier!

 

It was only a 1gb stick for the car, and I got a 2gb stick to replace it. Thank you Denon.   :lol:

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Wow! Haven't seen that before, and I'm guessing it would probably fry a desktop PC.

 

There's other videos on YouTube, just search for USB Killer.

 

People had fried the head units in cars, tablets, TVs, phones, etc., with a USB Killer. Those things should be illegal.

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Double Wow, I've never heard or seen anything like that.........why the hell would some one want to even build such a thing? 

 

It's definitely a cruel world at times.

 

So I've passed this info on.............so many thanks Andavari for the heads up.  

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