A serial hacker has come up with a little USB device that can hack into any computer, even one that is password protected, with little or no effort. Called PoisonTap, the $5 (£4) USB stick is reportedly able to hack into even a locked PC in just one minute. Created by Samy Kamkar, the fully automated, proof-of-concept device works by opening up a web-based backdoor onto victims’ PCs, which allows hackers to gain access to online accounts and their routers. PoisonTap is built on a Raspberry Pi supercomputer and once plugged into a PC, it mimics a network device, purporting to be the entire internet, to attack all outbound connections and hoodwink computers into sending all its traffic to the device.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: International Business Times