Hacking The Laptop Docking Station

You know that docking station you snap your laptop into at the office? It can be hacked, too.

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A British researcher next month at Black Hat Europe will show just how valuable those seemingly benign devices can be to a determined attacker targeting an organization or group of users.

Andy Davis, research director for U.K.-based NCC Group, built a prototype hardware device that can easily be placed inside a laptop docking station to sniff traffic and, ultimately, steal sensitive corporate communications information from the laptop.

Where does your CU source its docking stations?