Why You Should Never Borrow Someone Else's Charging Cable

Cyberhackers have figured out how to implant charging cables with malware that can remotely hijack mobile devices and computers. Here's how not to be a victim.

19.8.2019

Cyberhackers have figured out how to implant charging cables with malware that can remotely hijack mobile devices and computers. Here's how not to be a victim:

Cyberhackers have figured out how to implant charging cables with malware that can remotely hijack mobile devices and computers. Here's how not to be a victim.

In 2019, that would be a huge mistake, say cybersecurity experts.

at IBM Security. “If you were on a trip and realized you forgot to pack underwear, you wouldn't ask all your co-travelers if you could borrow their underwear. You'd go to a store and buy new underwear.”

“But just because we haven't yet seen a widespread attack doesn't mean we won't see it, because it certainly does work,” says Henderson. “The technology is really small and really cheap. It can get so small that it looks like an ordinary cable but has the capability and the intelligence to plant malware on its victim. These things are only going to get cheaper to produce and it's not something your average consumer is going to be tracking to know when it becomes viable on a mass scale.”

Many travelers know that, in a pinch, the hotel front desk will often have a drawer of charging cables that were left behind by guests.

Read more: Forbes

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