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How To Check If Your Thunderbolt Ports Can Be Hacked

How To Check If Your Thunderbolt Ports Can Be Hacked

If you have a computer with Thunderbolt ports, you may be at risk of a serious firmware flaw known as “Thunderspy.” The vulnerability, which was discovered by security researcher Björn Ruytenberg, affects all Thunderbolt ports and USB-C or DisplayPort ports that support Thunderbolt cables. It gives a hacker full access…

Help! My Computer Won’t Recognise My USB Drive

Help! My Computer Won’t Recognise My USB Drive

You should never store all of your digital eggs in one basket, a lesson that Lifehacker reader Rafik is probably going to learn the hard way. He has a great puzzler for this week’s tech-troubleshooting column at Lifehacker, and it involves the classic “I can’t access my data” dilemma that…

How To Check Your USB Devices For Unsafe Firmware

How To Check Your USB Devices For Unsafe Firmware

Your USB peripherals may be making your PC vulnerable to hackers. The data security firm Eclypsium reports that the majority of Windows and Linux-based peripherals use “unsigned” firmware that leaves them open to all manner of attack—ransomware, spyware, and even full-on device takeovers.