Here’s a news that will cheer up all the activists, criminals, activists and whistle blowers. Now they have got a new tool called USBkill to save themselves by shutting down the computer before the sensitive information will be examined.
Hephaestos, the programmer who wrote the USBkill script, says that USBkill is an anti-forensic USB. He says that it will be of utmost important in case the police busts your bunker, or steals your laptop. USB waits for some change at USB ports and then suddenly kills your computer. He writes:
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If the police catches you, you would want your PC to shut down immediately. He advises the users to tie the USB drive to your wrist and instantly start the USBkill by removing the USB when cops knock down your door.
He adds that users must use full disk encryption, otherwise law enforcement agencies will have their party anyway.
It’s an unfinished work and will be improved by Hephaestos. But, it does work effectively.
See the USBkill code here on GitHub: USBkill on GitHub