Opt for full disclosure in bid to goad manufacturers into taking flaw seriously
At this year’s Black Hat Conference, Security Research Labs researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell, warned of a serious flaw in USB devices that they dubbed “BadUSB.” The flaw, which can be used to reprogram otherwise harmless USB devices to wreak havoc by impersonating other USB devices (say a keyboard or a network card), remains unfixed to this day, fully living up to both its name and reputation in the two months since it first came to light. Meanwhile, two other researchers, Adam Caudill and Brandon Wilson, who recently managed to reverse engineer the same firmware as the SR Labs folks, have published the attack code online.
Corsair today added to its ever expanding line of solid state drives with a new entry level offering, the Force LS Series. These new drives are powered by a Phison SATA 6Gbps controller, the first in Corsair's Force family of SSDs to deviate from LSI's Sandforce SF-2200 controller. They also features multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory built by Toshiba on a 19nm manufacturing process.