The USB Implementers Forum has announced a new addition to the USB Type-C specification, which is projected to restrict usage of uncertified or potentially malicious accessories with reversible USB-C connectors. The USB Power Delivery 3.0 specification contains a special extension called, the USB Type-C Authentication specification, which promises to help host devices to identify chargers, cables, storage solutions and hosts before making connections. However, to take advantage of the tech, new devices will be needed. USB interconnections are expected to get more popular than ever thanks to convenience of reversible USB Type-C, its ability to deliver up to 100W of power and support for custom features. However, expanded functionality requires more sophisticated cables with multiple wires and special ID chips, which are more expensive to...
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