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This nightmare USB hack toasts your computer in less than two seconds

This nightmare USB hack toasts your computer in less than two seconds

If you plug this little USB drive into your computer, you won't have time to do anything to avoid your fate. It's too late. Your computer is fried.

Normally, the last thing a hacker wants to do is destroy your computer. There's too much lucrative private data stored inside. Viruses that actively damage or destroy computer hardware are few and far between. But they're out there, and this one is a doozy.

Watch it in action:

This USB device isn't actually a virus by definition. It doesn't load any malicious software onto your computer. It doesn't even have to be plugged into a computer. Any electronic device with a USB port can be fried by this little gadget.

Next page: Find out how this USB drive works and how to protect your computer
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