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WebUSB is a proposed JavaScript application programming interface (API) standard for securely providing access to USB devices from web pages.[1]

It was published by the Web Platform Incubator Community Group. As of September 2018, it was still in Editor's draft status,[2] and the only web browser to support it was Google Chrome.[1][3]

WebUSB was enabled by default in Chrome 61 on September 5 2017, after which privacy and security concerns were raised.[4][3][5]


  1. ^ a b "Access USB Devices on the Web". Google Developers.
  2. ^ "WebUSB API". 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  3. ^ a b "WebUSB - How a website could steal data off your phone". MWR Labs.
  4. ^ "Google disables WebUSB in Chrome amidst phishing concerns". XDA Developers. 7 March 2018.
  5. ^ Tiwari, Aditya (6 September 2017). "What is WebUSB? How It Helps Connecting USB Devices To The Web". fossbytes.

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