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Hack USB To Improve Security While Charging

It’s seriously handy to charge your devices via any available USB port, but it’s also a data and malware security risk, depending on configuration. It’s feasible to hack USB connectivity to lessen the risks.


Ask LH: What Should I Look Out For When Buying A USB Charger?

Hey Lifehacker, With all the discussion recently about the pitfalls of buying cheap micro-USB wall chargers off eBay or from markets, what is the best way to buy a fast charging but safe charger, without paying a fortune for it?


Lifehacker 101: What Are The Benefits Of USB-C?

We’ll first see USB-C on Apple’s upcoming pricey MacBook line, but it won’t be unique to Apple laptops. Just what is USB-C, anyway, and why would we want to use it?


Build Your Own Credit Card Sized USB Multitool

If you have a lot of devices, you need a variety of USB cables with you at all times. DIY enthusiast Chris Robinson solves this problem by stuffing four different USB cables into a credit card sized case.


Personalise Your Flash Drive With A Custom Background

Windows: Flash drives come in many different shapes, but once you connect them to your PC and start browsing with Windows Explorer, what you see is exactly the same. If you’re on a PC, Windows lets you create a custom background with a desktop.ini file.


Install USB Dongles Inside Your PC With This Adaptor, Save A USB Port

If you’re running out of USB ports on the back (or front) of your computer, free up some space: Stick wireless dongles (for your mouse or keyboard) inside your computer with one of these cheap little header adaptors.


A Dog Chewing Your USB Stick May Not Destroy All The Data

We’re absolutely not recommending that you place vital data on a USB drive and then feed it to Fido. But if you do, there’s a fair chance you’ll be able to get it back.


Create A USB Password Stealer To See How Secure Your Info Really Is

Slacking on password security can have horrific consequences. Even so, it’s easy to lose track of how many are vulnerable. With just a couple of files, you can steal passwords from nearly everywhere they’re stored on a victim’s Windows PC, including your own, just to see how secure they really are.


How To Burn OS X Yosemite To A USB Flash Drive

You can upgrade to OS X Yosemite from the App Store, but that isn’t ideal for installing on multiple Macs, doing a clean install, or building a Hackintosh. Here’s how to burn Yosemite to a USB drive instead.


Quickly Open A USB Drive In Windows With A Keyboard Shortcut

If you need quick access to files on a USB flash drive regularly — or use an application located on one — you can create a keyboard shortcut to save yourself some time.


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