USBKill is an free open source anti-forensic kill-switch that waits for a change on your USB ports and then immediately shuts down your computer.

How to Install USBKill?

First, you gonna need to download source from github, then setup github by copying usbkill.ini to /etc/ directory and run usbkill.py from /usbkill directory.

Incase your run into any error feel free to contact us on our community.

Why it is important?

Some reasons to use this tool:

  • In case the police or other thugs come busting in (or steal your laptop from you when you are at a public library, as happened to Ross). The police commonly uses a « mouse jiggler » to keep the screensaver and sleep mode from activating.
  • You don’t want someone to add or copy documents to or from your computer via USB.
  • You want to improve the security of your (encrypted) home or corporate server (e.g. Your Raspberry).

Features

(version 1.0-rc.4)

  • Compatible with Linux, *BSD and OS X.
  • Shutdown the computer when there is USB activity.
  • Customizable. Define which commands should be executed just before shut down.
  • Ability to whitelist a USB device.
  • Ability to change the check interval (default: 250ms).
  • Ability to melt the program on shut down.
  • RAM and swap wiping.
  • Works with sleep mode (OS X).
  • No dependency except secure-delete iff you want usbkill to delete files/folders for you or if you want to wipe RAM or swap. sudo apt-get install secure-delete
  • Sensible defaults