Privacy and data protection utility: usbkill

A project for enhanced data privacy and protection: https://github.com/hephaest0s/usbkill

« usbkill » is an anti-forensic kill-switch that waits for a change on your USB ports and then immediately shuts down your computer.

Use case scenarios, according to the site:

  • In case the police or other thugs come busting in (or steal your laptop from you when you are at a public library as happened to Ross). The police commonly uses a « mouse jiggler » to keep the screensaver and sleep mode from activating.
  • You don’t want someone retrieve documents (such as private keys) from your computer or install malware/backdoors via USB.
  • You want to improve the security of your (Full Disk Encrypted) home or corporate server (e.g. Your Raspberry).
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This is excellent. Thank you for sharing. Though something more passive would be ideal - more of a dead man’s switch.