Type-C USB In MacBook Makes Device More Vulnerable

November 29, 2017 11:17 pm4 commentsViews: 60

Now the era will be of USB Type-C. Apple made a big debut about three years ago with the new MacBook citing it can be used for both data as well as power.

However, it is said the port may have security problems too as it is based on the USB standard and that is vulnerable to firmware attack. It is also said clubbing the plug with power cord makes thing scarier, which is harder to avoid.

In terms of technology turning the power plug into an attack vector could result with serious security consequences.

One of the articles published then revealed the biggest concern is the BadUSB vulnerability. The attack stay back in the firmware of a USB device and during the earliest stages of connection infects the computers.

“The additional openness and flexibility of USB Type-C comes with more attack surface,” says Karsten Nohl, one of the researchers who first discovered BadUSB. “No solution for BadUSB is in sight even with this new standard.”

This mean your MacBook is exposed to a borrowed charger attack. The best protection for the device is to avoid any chargers that you don’t buy yourself.

Do take care of your expensive MacBook laptop. What you say? Do share your own views with us and fellow readers in the below given comment box.


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