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RussellMania741
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SkepticalProton
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The new breed of malware is indestructible

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Started: 3/9/2017 Category: Technology
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Debating Period
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RussellMania741

Pro

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1. I am hoping to debate a tech expert or someone that works on computers.
2. Please do not hang up the debate.
3. 24 Hour debating period.

Argument:
The new breed of malware targets the firmware running in your PC. If you browse online most articles will claim that firmware rootkits and malware that infects the BIOS is rare, but they are more common then most people realize. The threat of infected USB flash drives, external drives, and other peripheral usb devices has brought the BIOS virus back to life. The latest threat is called badusb. Badusb is not traditional malware that targets files on a USB, it targets the firmware that is running in the USB micro controller. The firmware in the USB device can be modified in such a way:
1. The USB can mimic a keyboard and mouse
2. USB devices like the Logitech unifying receivers can mimic a network card. The receiver can redirect all internet traffic and even allow other hackers to directly connect to your PC.
3. Infect the BIOS or other firmware running in your PC
4. Reprogram The USB port, so that any devices that you later connect via USB will get
infected.

Badusb is a serious security flaw and it can't be patched or fixed. Badusb is virtually undetectable and can infect virtually every operating system. If your IPhone and android get infected via badusb that device will infect any USB charger, USB charging hub, KIOSK, you plug your device into. If you go to a friends house and use their charger, you will infect their usb charger or device.

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SkepticalProton

Con

Bread is not indestructible.
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