USB killer 2.0: Only Macbook Pro and Air protected from new weaponised circuit destroyer? – Express.co.uk
The website selling the device claims it’s main purpose is for testing the surge protection of electronics to their limits – and beyond.
“When plugged into a device, the USB Killer rapidly charges its capacitors from the USB power lines. When the device is charged, -200VDC is discharged over the data lines of the host device,” the description reads.
“This charge/discharge cycle is repeated many times per second, until the USB Killer is removed.
“Simply put: used on unprotected equipment, the USB Killer instantly and permanently disables unprotected hardware.
“Its compact size and flash-drive style housing makes it an important device in every pen-tester’s toolkit.