juice jacking

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A method for gaining unauthorised access to a portable device (mobile phone, tablet or laptop) by modifying a public USB charging point. The device's user only expects to get power from the USB connection but there’s also the possibility of an attacker with access to the USB socket hardware moidifying it to read data off the device or deploy malware to it.

This can be prevented by using an adapter that blocks data and passes only power.

Last updated: 2019-12-13

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