DON’T WHIP IT OUT IN PUB­LIC

COM­MU­NAL CHARG­ING STA­TIONS COULD GIVE YOU PHONE MAL­WARE

TechLife Australia - - HOTSPOT -

Us­ing the pub­lic phone charg­ing sta­tions at air­ports is quite com­mon, but what we don’t re­alise is how easy it is to have an en­ter­pris­ing hacker com­pro­mise the de­vice. USB charg­ing sta­tions can be rewired to ac­cess stored data when a mo­bile is plugged in. Hack­ers can even hide cus­tom-made ca­bles in charg­ing sta­tions. Any de­vice plugged into that cable promptly gets ‘jacked’.

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