U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William S. Lynn III has admitted that the Pentagon has been hacked in 2008 via a USB key. The attack was conducted by a foreign intelligence agency; Russia is suspected.
He said: In 2008, the U.S. Department of Defense suffered a significant compromise of its classified military computer networks. It began when an infected flash drive was inserted into a U.S. military laptop at a base in the Middle East. The flash drive’s malicious computer code, placed there by a foreign intelligence agency, uploaded itself onto a network run by the U.S. Central Command. That code spread undetected on both classified and unclassified systems, establishing what amounted to a digital beachhead, from which data could be transferred to servers under foreign control.
Hacker group PSJailbreak has release a USB key that can jailbreak the PS3 to run pirated games. For 4 years, the game console has been impenetrable by hackers until now.
The USB key comes with the software that the hackers claim will let users save games to the PS3′s hard drive. The players just have to insert the USB key into the PS3 and boot up.
Wonder how your USB stick is made? Check out the video to find out how.
Iomega has revealed new line of colourful eGo USB hard drives with 250Gb and 320Gb space option. The various colour options are Ruby red, Midnight Blue and Sparkling Silver. The 500Gb eGo will be available in June.
The eGo drives 2.5-inch thick, weigh 200g and covered by a 16 mm anodized aluminum shell. The 250GB is priced at $84.99; while the 320GB will cost you $94.99 and the 500GB is priced at $134.99.
Lexar has announced the 16GB high-speed USB JumpDrive FireFly flash drive. This USB device is compatible with PC and Mac and comes in four colours including the new red hot colour. Full press release after the jump.
Check out the Darth Vader and R2D2 USB hub in action from the video above.