How does LockedUSB Adapter Hardware Firewall works?
LockedUSB Adapter USB Hardware Firewall is an small USB adapter that allows secure charging of your personal devices. It enables portable devices to fast-charge, at their maximum rated current, anywhere there is a USB port. It physically disconnects the data lines, while keeping intruders away from your personal information.
Since its internal controller does not require any firmware, it is not vulnerable to the new discovered BadUSB threat
What does it do?
- Enables USB charging while disconnecting the USB data lines
- No Firmware require
- Allows portable devices to fast-charge at their maximum rated current, reducing your charge time.
- Exercise the Data lines to negotiate the maximum charging capability
- ESD protected
- Surge protection up to 2.3 Amps
- Small package
- USB type A Male to USB Type A Female Adapter
Hearing your phone chirp desperately, in order to alert you that it’s running out of battery power is heartbreaking, especially when you’re stuck in an airport, hotel, or shopping center. Public charging stations are becoming more and more popular everywhere you go.
Unfortunately, Identity Theft, Government surveillance, “rogue”, unstable and malicious chargers, are also on the rise. I’ve searched the internet to find a firewall device, or specialized cable, that would provide the security I was looking for, and to my surprise there was nothing out there that offered secure charging capabilities.
I wanted to make a simple adapter, which I could use my own device’s cable, and have peace of mind that my personal data and information was secure. I have designed a compact USB adapter that completely disconnects the data lines, while simultaneously providing the maximum allowed charging power so I can charge-up quickly and safely.
LockedUSB Charger USB Hardware Firewall and Power Optimizer was born, a single adapter that allows charging, while keeping the USB data lines physically disconnected from the host device. It also switches between multiple configurations, in order to guarantee maximum charging power which reduces charging time.
LockedUSB Adapter Hardware Firewall is very easy to use, just Plug it into the USB charging port, use your device’s charging cable and Done, you are Secure.
LM Engineering Designs introduces a device called the LockedUSB that allows portable devices to fast charge at their maximum rated current while keeping the data lines completely isolated. Their project hits Kickstarter for a 30-days campaign Wednesday August 21st.
LM Engineering Designs LLC, an Atlanta-based startup, is hoping to provide peace-of-mind while charging your device on Public Charging Stations.. Their new device is called LockedUSB. It allows portable devices to fast-charge at their maximum rated current, while keeping the data lines completely isolated. To cover production costs, the company is launching the new product on the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter.
Recently researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology produced fake chargers they’ve named Mactans that do more than just charge your phone: they install custom, malicious applications onto iPhones and gain access to all of your personal information. LockedUSB Adapter is aimed to provide protection against hackers and optimize your charging time at the same time.
Many smartphone users would like to charge theirs phones at work or school computers, oftentimes at rates far slower than expected. In most cases, exposing their personal information, photos, contacts, emails and messages when the computer tries to sync with the device. Public charging stations are becoming more and more popular everywhere you go.
Unfortunately, Identity Theft, Government surveillance, “rogue” and unstable chargers, are also on the rise. To combat this problem, LockedUSB completely isolate the data lines from the charger and keep intruders away from your personal information. LockedUSB comes with a 3-in-1 Universal Charging Cable (USB 2.0 Connect to Lightning 8 Pin, Micro USB and apple 30 Pin Connector for iPhone 4 4S Samsung Galaxy Note 2 iPhone 5, iPad 4/Mini ipod touch 5G Nano 7th) that provide compatibility with multiples devices.
LockedUSB is now available through a 30-day Kickstarter campaign. Interested backers can receive a LockedUSB Adapter and 3-in-1 Universal Charging Cables for only $19 USD. People who depend on their phones can rest assured LockedUSB will keep them safe and provide fast charging.
Leonardo Matute, founder and Principal Engineer at LM Engineering Designs, said the adapter will bring peace of mind to millions of people that charge their device on the go. “Many people don’t think about their information being compromised by a charger,” Leo said. “LockedUSB will not only secure privacy but it will also allow the devices to charge at their maximum rated current reducing charging times considerable”