Always carry the charger with you. FBI alert at public charging stations: What is the ‘juice theft’ risk

Very comfortable and convenient. So much to hide the danger to those who use it? In the United States, public charging stations for smartphones and other devices are increasingly being alerted. According to the FBI, cybercriminals have in fact learned to take advantage of it to infect i device “Naively” left in public charging points with malware, that is, programs that hackers then know how to use to enter mobile phones, tablets, or computers, storing sensitive data. “Avoid using free charging stations at airports, hotels or malls,” one FBI account, the Denver Regional Office account, explicitly warned in recent days, illustrating the danger of hackers and instead recommending always carrying a proprietary charger. And also on the national FBI website similar indicationsas reported by American Broadcasting Corporation CNBC. The process in which those who do not take the recommendation of the US security services risk becoming a victim has a specific name: it is called Withdraw the juice It consists of malicious code being installed by hackers at public charging stations to read and steal data from mobile devices and track them. According to the specialized site digital matrixyice pull It can be used to target Android devices more easily than iPhones or iPads, but no device is truly safe from these risks.

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