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German crypto specialist and and chief scientist with Berlin's SR Labs Karsten Nohl is reflected in a computer screen as he looks at photographs of USB sticks in his office in Berlin, July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns

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BOSTON - USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.


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