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Blackhat Euro: cheap open source USB drive write blocker

Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 in open source, security, techniques, USB by the machinegeek


At last year’s Blackhat Europe con, Philip A. Polstra, Sr. from the University of Dubuque gave a presentation detailing how to protect your USB security drive toolkit from auto erasure by the target machine. He describes the design of an open source USB flash drive write blocker based on the FTDI VNC2 MCU. His presentation covers the basics of flash drive operation as a theoretical base for the drive blocker design.

The 7-page PDF project description is available for download as is the 59-page PDF of the presentation slides.

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