Why You Should Think Twice About Plugging Into Public USB Power Stations

Beware of Hackers Phone Charging Phone Hacking PSA Public Phone Hacking Public Service Announement USB

Repost from CAILEY RIZZO NOVEMBER 19, 2019 / US News and World Report When you’re traveling and your phone is about to die, most travelers will take a charge wherever they can find it. But, a new report from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office warns against using public USB power charging stations because of “juice jacking.” Juice jacking is a scam that can drain important information from your phone while you use a public USB port to charge. Criminals can load malware onto the charging stations, rip out the real USB ports and replace them with their own infected ports or leave...

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