The goal of the USB Switchblade is to silently recover information from a target Windows 2000 or higher computer, including password hashes, LSA secrets, IP information, etc… Several methods for silent activation exist including the original MaxDamage technique of using a special autorun loader on the virtual CD-ROM partition of a U3 compatible USB key, and the original Amish technique of using social engineering to trick a user into running the autorun when choosing “Open folder to display files” upon insertion.

While the USB Switchblade does require a system running Windows 2000, XP, or 2003 logged in with Administrative privledges and physical access the beauty lies in the fact that the payload can run silently and without modifying the system or sending network traffic, making it near invisible. For example the USB Switchblade can be used to retrieve information from a target system at a LAN party by lending the key to an unsuspecting individual with the intent to distribute a game patch or other such warez.

More Info: including payloads and show notes found in the wiki

Also See: USB Hacksaw

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