With the advent of the newly discovered BadUSB exploit which can reprogram your USB thumb drive to take over your system, Kernel Drivers has come up with a solution to protect against this attack. While it won’t protect your thumb drives from becoming infected, it will recognize suspicious USB devices and either notify the user or block the device based on policies setup by the user. It can protect against devices newly inserted into the system as well as devices which are present in the system when the machine boots up, at which time user intervention is not possible. The solution has already been proven to block the “Proof of Concept” malware provided by SRLabs. While this PoC software does not exhibit the extent to which this exploit can be used, it does provide a basic framework to ensure that our solution does block these types of exploits. Contact us at Kernel Drivers if you are interested in discovering a solution to protect against this exploit.