Former student uses killer USB to destroy over R800,000 worth of college computers

eg2505

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well its at least less than the damage caused by the riots at UJ and wits.
 

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Just on a side note....and yes, I know I'm being pedantic...but here goes anyway.

Regarding the article heading, 'Killer flash drive'.....not 'killer USB'. :rolleyes: USB is the industry standard, not the actual device, which uses USB.
 

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Just on a side note....and yes, I know I'm being pedantic...but here goes anyway.

Regarding the article heading, 'Killer flash drive'.....not 'killer USB'. :rolleyes: USB is the industry standard, not the actual device, which uses USB.
Exactly. It pisses me off when people call a flash drive a usb. Flash drive is even shorter to say. 2 syllables vs 3
 

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Just on a side note....and yes, I know I'm being pedantic...but here goes anyway.

Regarding the article heading, 'Killer flash drive'.....not 'killer USB'. :rolleyes: USB is the industry standard, not the actual device, which uses USB.
 

eg2505

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potato, potato, tomato, tomato...

being very pedantic there @avk.
kind of like these grammer nazis, who honestly cares? am I writing a theses on interstellar wormholes and Eisenstein rosen bridges?
 

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potato, potato, tomato, tomato...

being very pedantic there @avk.
kind of like these grammer nazis, who honestly cares? am I writing a theses on interstellar wormholes and Eisenstein rosen bridges?
Well I also came here to see what a "killer USB" is
 

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Akuthota inserted the “killer USB” device into 66 computers on the New York college campus, and reportedly recorded himself doing so – which helped the FBI to catch him.

Moron...
 

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Just on a side note....and yes, I know I'm being pedantic...but here goes anyway.

Regarding the article heading, 'Killer flash drive'.....not 'killer USB'. :rolleyes: USB is the industry standard, not the actual device, which uses USB.
Yes, pedantic.
 

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Akuthota is an Indian citizen who was in the US on a visa after having earned his masters degree in business from the college in 2017.
But it's the Muslims that should be watched.
 

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Just on a side note....and yes, I know I'm being pedantic...but here goes anyway.

Regarding the article heading, 'Killer flash drive'.....not 'killer USB'. :rolleyes: USB is the industry standard, not the actual device, which uses USB.
No, the device is not a flash drive. The original article calls it a "USB killer" - as in USB port killer, which it is (I am pretty sure everybody understands what it is without adding port). It's our local article-rewriter that screwed it up.
 
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