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From: Dave \ (davek_throwawayhotmail.com)
Date: Sun Dec 30 2007 - 22:13:40 CST
Todd Troxell wrote:
> I discovered rather inadvertently that laptops do not enjoy having
> their USB VCC shorted to GND one bit. It is a sure DoS, in fact if
> the machine has a stupid power supply, it could result in permanent
> damage. It is kind of scary for kiosk machines like the those
> ubiquitous Kodak photo centers.
> I give you, the usb pwner. It could even hide inside a legitimate
> USB Pwner schematic
> VCC ------------
> D+ ---(nc) |
> D ---(nc) |
> GND ------------
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