An unusual cable was presented at the DefCon cyber security conference: when connected to a device, it installs there special software that enables hacking.
Mike Grover, the cable developer claims that he was inspired by the devices created by the security services, but came up with a more affordable version. At the conference he sold several cables for the iPhone.
Everything is ingeniously simple: there are several chips with special software in the wire which can work in the conventional mode, but a knowledgeable person can also use it as a tool for effective hacking. The USB-A interface was not chosen by chance: such cables are the smallest. Therefore, the idea can be easily replicated with larger wires.
Grover is not going to put hacker wires into production. He assures that the cable was created solely out of creative interest, but not for criminal activity.
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