The 'USB Killer' Computer Stick Surges Devices to Damage Them

By: Michael Hemsworth - Sep 15, 2016
References: usbkill & likecool
The 'USB Killer' computer stick looks like a traditional USB thumb drive, but the little device is anything but. The device is designed to help permanently disable the capabilities of a computer in a matter of moments.

The 'USB Killer' works by collecting the power output from the USB port that it is inserted into. Once the power needed to operate has been drawn, the 'USB Killer' discharges 200-volts of power into the computer. This creates a USB power surge which is purported to disable 95% of devices that have a USB port.

Naturally, the 'USB Killer' computer stick is not meant to be taken lightly as the device will permanently render a computer damaged. The device, however, could come in handy for those looking to cover their tracks when getting rid of an old device.