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A few weeks ago I purchased a USB port blocker from Amazon.

My goal was to prevent people from plugging a malicious device into my USB ports when Iโ€™m away from my laptop.

The blocker comes with a bold claim.

Last night I needed to access one of my USB ports, but I was not able to find the key ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€. USB port blocker stuck into my laptop's USB port.

The first thing that popped into my head is to use my iPhone Lightning cable as a key ๐Ÿค”. Lightning cable Inserted into the USB port blocker

When I purchased this blocker, I was hoping that it would take an attacker some tinkering to remove. In this case, I was able to defeat this thing in seconds using something that many people carry around with them: A Lightning cable.

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Finally, donโ€™t damage your USB ports, donโ€™t believe everything you read, or buy into snake oil.