Russians warned about the dangers of charging phones in public areas

Photos: Moscow 24/Nikita Simonov

Experts told about the danger posed by charging the phone in public places. About it reports RIA Novosti with reference to the experts of Group-IB, Laboratory practical security analysis of the company “infosistemy Dzhet” and Avast.

the Russians warned that the use of a public charging stations can turn an attacker to access personal data. In addition, they can bring in viruses.

it Turned out that standard USB cables have four wires, two of which are for data transmission. When charging the phone, they should not be used, however, the scammers deliberately inserted a special device into the cable to have access to data stored in the data gadgets.

So, the information from the phone can download for sale to advertisers, or to blackmail.
to avoid such consequences, experts recommend to buy a personal portable charging and to avoid the use of total stations.

Earlier, experts said the doubling of leakage of personal data in 2019. During this time in open access were more than 14 billion records of personal data of users around the world.

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