$350 USB Stick That Claims to Block 5G Is Actually a $6 Generic Thumb Drive
Security firm Pen Test Partners ordered the 5GBioShield, and found that it’s just a cheap unbranded USB stick likely made in Shenzhen, China. PCMag editors select and review products independently. We may earn affiliate commissions from buying links, which help support our testing.
Learn more. No, 5G won’t give you coronavirus. But that isn’t stopping scammers from trying to exploit misguided fears about the technology.
Case in point: A UK vendor has been selling a $350 USB stick that promises it can protect you from 5G radiation. But it turns out the product is just a $6 generic USB drive, according to a cybersecurity firm. The makers of the “5GBioShield”claim their USB stick can block electrical waves through a “proprietaryholographic nano-layer catalyst” technology.
It purportedly does this by “balancing” all the existing radiations around you to create a protective bubble 8 meters in diameter, even when the USB drive is unplugged.