The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has launched the USB Type-C Authentication Program, which aims to stop security risks in USB chargers and devices.
According to Engadget, the programme will define cryptographic-based authentication for USB-C devices and chargers.
“Any host system using this protocol will be able to confirm the authenticity of a device or charger, including descriptors and capabilities, right at the moment a connection is made,” stated the report.
This means that users can charge a device at a terminal, knowing that it is a certified charger.
Policies could also be set for PCs to only access certain USB drives.
The report added that the programme is not mandatory for companies at the moment.