You might want to think twice the next time you're about to plug a USB into your computer.
While USBs have never exactly been known for their security, a newly discovered exploit reveals just how dangerous the devices can be.
Two months ago Karsten Nohl, a security researcher at SR Labs, demonstrated at the Black Hat conference how any USB could be infected with undetectable malicious malware that could be used to take over certain controls on your computer, according to a report from Wired. He dubbed the attack BadUSB.
"It can do whatever you can do with a keyboard, which is basically everything a computer does," Nohl told Wired.