USB-C to get security programme

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.

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