German researchers warn against USB port data hacking

You may want to think twice before sharing a flash drive. New research shows that the USB port can be used to steal personal information

Research shows it’s possible to reprogram anything connected

Research shows it’s possible to reprogram anything connected via USB.

NEW YORK - You may want to think twice before sharing a flash drive. 

New research shows that the USB port can be used to steal personal information or infect your computer. 

A team of German security researchers says that anything connected via USB can be reprogrammed. They warn that it could even pose as a network card and reroute your Internet use so that someone could spy on what you're doing. 

Researchers believe it can also happen if someone charges their Android device using a computer USB port. 

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