The FBI has issued a warning against using public charging stations, like those in airports and hotels, to power up your mobile phone. A tweet from the agency warns that hackers can install malware that can infect our phones.
Highlights from this segment:
– Juice jacking can occur when malware of monitoring software is injected into USB charging outlets or even cables provided at charging locations.
– Once software has infected your phone, it can even be transferred to other phones connected at the same charging station.
– The best defense against juice jacking is to carry your own charger and cable when you travel. Wireless public charging options are also safer than USB.