How To Stop Public USB Ports From Hacking Your Phone

December 3rd, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How To Stop Public USB Ports From Hacking Your Phone”

“It’s not just malware or charging cords; now, public charging stations can be booby-trapped too!”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security

The L.A. County District Attorney’s office put out a scary warning the week of 11/15/19:  That USB charger provided at airports, hotels, or other public locations could be loaded with malware that will hack your charging phone or tablet, reports ZDNet. Yes, they are everywhere; bad guys want your information and are continually developing new ways to it. If you travel often or rarely, this short 1 minute read by Sean Captain for Fast Company is worth your time to help keep your data and other information safe on your mobile phone.

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