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New research calls into question the security of using USBs to connect devices to computers. The research points towards a virus risk and argues that it would be extremely difficult to remove a virus residing in the USB firmware.
A new USB standard, USB 3.0, is reportedly set to hit the market soon and replace the current USB 2.0 standard. USB 3.0 will be ten times faster and will transfer files at a rate of 4.8 Gigabits per second (0.6 GB per second).