“Next time you misplace your charging cable, think twice before using the one offered to you by that kind stranger in the coffee shop or airport.”
– Glenn Baruck, eDot
Yes, the ever-familiar lightning cable can now become your biggest nightmare if you are not careful. If you are an iPhone or iPad user, this brief article by Michael Grothaust for Fast Company should be on your MUST-READ list. According to Grothaust, a hacker has created a rogue Lightning cable that, when plugged into your device, lets the bad guys take over your device remotely. The nastiest part about this new creation is that it is not a one-off creation but is now ready for mass production so anyone can buy one and is being offered on hacking websites as you read this.