Towards Securing the Home Computer: a modification of the USB Port

  • AE Evwiekpaefe
  • ME Irhebhude
  • FE Ekpenyong


Hundreds of millions of people use the home computer everyday for different purposes. These systems use the universal serial bus (USB) disk for day to day transfer of data, communication and other applications. The USB as a flexible tool for data transfer raises security concerns relatively to a potential loss of assets. This paper therefore demonstrates how a modification of the USB port can improve the security of the home computer.

Keywords: home computer, operating system, threats, Universal Serial Bus (USB).


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