This Technology Identifies Faulty and Electricity-Sapping USB Cables

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Apr 14, 2016
References: cts.businesswire & engadget
The USB Implementers Forum, a non-government and non-profit organization that certifies USB cables, has developed advanced technology that is capable of detecting whether a USB cable that is plugged into a device is certified.

Faulty and low-quality USB cables are a very widespread problem, with many customers falling pretty to cables that either damage their system or compromise their security. This system makes use of a cryptographic authentication protocol that is capable of detecting if a cable is of good quality or not.

Ultimately, the USB Implementers Forum's software and service will ensure that customers are promptly warned if they're using substandard USB cables, helping mitigate the possibility of suffering battery drainage or hardware damage as a result of using a faulty cable.