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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, and the only web browser to support it was Google Chrome.[2][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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