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Comment Re:Fairy dust and unicorn dreams. (Score 1) 308

Unfortunately, you are wrong. This kind of devices is very well capable of damaging the USB interface, provided the capacitance and the pumped voltage are high enough. You say that the human body is a big capacitor walking around, but that is not totally correct. In fact, the human body is often modeled with a 100 pF capacitor, which is not that large. Common ESD protection is not sized to protect against intentional attacks.

Comment Re:DoS by design (Score 1) 163

I would have never thought that the security community formally used the word pwn. I will have learned something today. Still, it looks like to me totally unnecessary to use pwn instead of own: words have different meanings in different contexts, and nobody would have understood "own" as "gaining ownership of the device in the legal sense" in your previous sentence.

Comment CM or A+ version first ? (Score 1) 89

The fundation already announced they were also intending to produce a A+ version of the Rapberry Pi 3 (smaller form factor, no ethernet port, only one USB port). I wonder what will be out first, the Compute Module or the A+ version. In any case, this shows they want to standardise on the Pi 3 platform, by producing all the variants that were only available with the Pi 1 SoC up to now.

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