Category Archives: News

2014-10-06-Phison-Flash-Storage-Controller

What BadUSB Is and Isn’t

The BadUSB exploit is an idea and working proof of concept which takes advantage of the fact that some USB devices have firmware, and on some of those devices the firmware can be updated. BadUSB has exploded onto the press in the last few days with articles like Wired – The Unpatchable Malware That Infects […]

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Bad USB とは何か(そして何が Bad USB ではないか)

原文(2014年10月6日投稿):What BadUSB is and isn’t by Bernie Thompson Bad USB によるUSBの悪用は、いくつかのUSB機器にはファームウェアが搭載されており、それらの機器ではファームウェアが更新できることがある、という事実を最大限に活かすアイディアとその実働例を提示しているにすぎません。 「Bad USB」に関するニュースがここ数日で大きな話題になっています。例えば Wired のこの記事(The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose)や、CNBC のこの記事(Why USB malware just became a big problem)、さらにはThe Verge のこちらの記事(This published hack could be the beginning of the end for USB)です。 たぶんご想像になれる通り、当初話題となった記事にはいくつかの誤りが含まれていました。元マイクロソフト社の USB 開発チームのマネージャーであり、現在は USB 機器を製造販売している Plugable Technologies 社の創設者の立場から、この情報についていくつか捕捉したいと思います。 まず初めに、これはセキュリティ問題の根本そのものであるということです。プログラムコードが実行される限りどんなものであれ、それが悪用される可能性は消えません。このインターネット全盛時代において、どんな場所にでもプログラムは実行されています。我々が単なる周辺機器だと思っているものは、今や実際にはほとんどすべてがコンピュータです。進化していく技術に対応するため、これら周辺機器が、よりソフトウェア的に柔軟で更新可能である方が望ましいことはおわかりでしょう。しかしそれは同時に、緩和していかねばならないリスクを内包しています。 […]

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USB Stock Chargers, Dedicated Multi-Port Chargers, or Charge & Sync Hubs. What’s Best for Me?

In today’s world of mass portable devices with USB connectivity, charging should be as simple as plug and play. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Take me for example. On my desk I’ve got a Google Nexus 5, Dell Venue 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 4, and several generations of iPad. Each one came with a completely […]

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New DisplayLink Windows Driver Version 7.7 Leaves XP Behind

DisplayLink has released their new Windows driver version 7.7 M0. For most users, we’re recommending they stay on DisplayLink’s mature 7.6 M2 driver series for the time being, but this release does improve performance especially for 4K Ultra HD (up to 3840×2160) USB multi-monitor graphics adapters like the Plugable UGA-4KDP. This release is also the […]

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Does OS X 10.9 Mavericks log you out of your session?

We do not recommend USB graphics solutions on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, because of compatibility breaks in OS X after 10.8.5. This unfortunately, has yet to be fixed. But it does work for some cases on 10.9.x, and we have had some die hard customers (including myself) using it daily. But lately there has been […]

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Plugable Launches Small, Durable USB to Audio Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook Systems

The new Plugable USB Audio Adapter is a compact, effortless solution for adding an external audio interface to nearly any computer or tablet. The adapter has separate standard 3.5mm receptacles for stereo headphones and microphones. It lets you easily USB enable your favorite analog headset or headphones, so you don’t need to compromise to get USB connectivity […]

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New Adapter from Plugable Technologies Enables 4K Ultra HD Monitors up to 3840×2160 on Nearly Any USB 3.0 Capable Windows 7 and Higher System

Ultra HD 4K monitors with resolutions up to 3840×2160 are starting to move into the mainstream. Many Windows-based tablets and laptops shipped in recent years don’t yet support this new generation of displays, and certainly don’t support connecting more than one of them to a Windows PC. We’re excited to announce the Plugable UGA-4KDP USB […]

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Adding MicroSD and USB Storage support to Android Devices

While MicroSD card support was once very common for Android devices, most “flagship” devices today don’t include this. Many among the current batch of top-end devices– including the HTC One, Nexus 5, and Motorola’s X and G models lack MicroSD support. If you’re not comfortable with using cloud backup services for your device, our Plugable […]

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Plugable Tech Tips: How to Partition and Format a New Hard Drive (or SSD)

As we all progress further into the digital age, our need for additional storage space keeps growing. Digital photos, music, and movies take up large amounts of space, and adding an external hard drive to store additional media or for backup purposes is an ever-popular PC upgrade. While some tout the benefits of cloud-based storage, […]

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Mac OS X iPad Charging Error with iPads on BC 1.2 Charging Hubs

With the addition of new BC 1.2 (USB-IF Battery Charging Standard) compatible charging hubs to our product line we wanted to shed some light on a bug we have discovered for Mac users. When using any of the following products an OS X pop-up error message may occur that claims the users iPad is not […]

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