Don’t use this charger it’s harming your mobile
Many people, especially travelers or commuters in large cities who have forgotten to charge their smartphones or have brought their device chargers with them for one reason or another, face a dilemma when the phone battery is almost discharged.
In this case, they may have to borrow a charger from strangers, in an attempt to recharge their phones and continue to communicate with others, or continue to surf the Internet and social media.
Until recently, it was common for many to borrow the charger, but this year it is becoming riskier to borrow the charger, as Internet and cybersecurity experts warn.
The global managing partner and head of X-Force Reid in IBM’s security department, Charles Henderson, who runs a team of hackers, hackers or hackers to compromise his company’s computer systems to detect vulnerabilities, warned against borrowing the shipper after the hackers discovered how Implanting malware into a charging cable with which smartphones or computers can be hijacked remotely.
Henderson may trick customers into teaching them a lesson of not trusting third-party chargers or strangers’ chargers by sending them chargers by mail “infested” with malicious software and applications that can “hijack their devices.”
About two weeks or more ago, during the Devcon conference on cyber-security hacking in Las Vegas, a summer hacker camp, an intruder, known as MG, reviewed a modified iPhone charger.
After using the modified charger to charge an iPod connected to a Mac, MG said he could kill the worm and erase all evidence of its existence remotely.
However, Henderson says there are not many chargers currently infected, so they are not a real threat yet, but they may soon spread, especially as “hijacking” smartphones and computers is possible.
Henderson believes that the development of infested chargers may be a matter of time before they spread widely, pointing out that charging stations with a USB socket in public places such as airports could pose the greatest threat.