The organization USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) is in charge of introducing changes to the standards related to universal cable. Now, this organization has created an authentication program for USB-C connections that aims to protect devices that use this connection from overloads created by incompatible chargers and from computer attacks.
USB-C connections are the next evolutionary step in terms of USB cables and devices, becoming increasingly common in all kinds of gadgets
USB-C is the newest version of the connector, and is increasingly replacing Micro USB connections that can be found in almost any mobile phone, tablet and other similar device. From USB-IF they invite all hardware manufacturers to introduce the new protocol they have created.
It is a cryptographic protocol designed to validate connections . In this way, the connected device can use this protocol to validate and certify any USB device, cable or charger that connects to it at the time of making the connection. Additionally, the protocol can recognize certificates and capabilities of connected devices.
This standard is based on 128-bit security for cryptographic authentication, and is designed to cover all type C USB chargers, devices, batteries, and cables.
It is an optional protocol, so it is not safe for device manufacturers to adopt it . In any case, it would be a good idea to do so, as this will protect hundreds of thousands of devices from the physical damage caused by an overload. The USB-IF organization has teamed up with Digicert to make it the authority that certifies the protocol.
Therefore, if this standard is accepted, the protected devices will be those that carry an official Digicert certification.