Secure USB bypassing tool

Jewan Bang, Byeongyeong Yoo, Sangjin Lee

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As storage capacity increases due to development of flash memory techniques, use of USB memory has increased. As use of USB memory increases, violations of privacy and company confidentiality and technical information leakage occur more often. In this context, use of USB memories that provide security functions to protect the data in them is increasing. Most USB memories are equipped with basic security functions offered by the USB flash drive controller (hereafter called the "USB controller"). However, USB-controllerbased security functions have several vulnerabilities. This paper explains how security functions can be bypassed using USB controller commands and presents the design and implementation of a secure USB bypassing tool that bypass the USB security functions.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event10th Annual Digital Forensic Research Workshop, DFRWS 2010 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 2010 Aug 22010 Aug 4


Other10th Annual Digital Forensic Research Workshop, DFRWS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Bio R&D program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology ( 20090084147 ).


  • Authentication bypass tools
  • Computer Forensics
  • Digital evidence collection
  • USB flash drive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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