In an interview with BleepingComputer, Grover explained that when plugged in, the cable is seen as a keyboard and a mouse. This means an attacker can input commands regardless of whether the device is locked or not. Even scarier, if the computer normally locks a session using an inactivity timer, the cable can be configured to simulate user interaction to prevent this.
"It “works” just like any keyboard and mouse would at a lock screen, which means you can type and move the mouse," Grover told BleepingComputer. "Therefore, if you get access to the password you can unlock the device. Also, if the target relies on an inactivity timer to auto lock the machine, then it’s easy to use this cable to keep the lock from initiating by simulating user activity that the user would not notice otherwise (tiny mouse movements, etc)."
Grover further told BleepingComputer that these WiFi chips can be preconfigured to connect to a WiFi network and potentially open reverse shells to a remote computer. This could allow attackers in remote locations to execute commands to grant further visibility to the computer when not in the vicinity of the cable.
The app that issues commands to the O·MG cable is being developed collaboratively according to blog post by Grover. The developers hope to port the ESPloitV2 tool for use in the cable.
WiFi deuthentication attacks may also be possible
While the HID attack can be prevented using a USB condom, which prevents data transmission between the cable and the computer, Grover told BleepingComputer that it could still be used for WiFi deauthentication attacks.
WiFi deauth attacks are used to disconnect nearby wireless devices from an access point by sending deauthentication frames from spoofed MAC addresses.