Charging in public spaces? Be wary of "juice jacking".


Charge your laptop or phone at airports, hotels, cafes or even shopping centres.

The FBI issued a warning about using USB charging ports, as criminals use these to spread malware and spy software while their devices charge.

Long considered an abstract threat, "juice-jacking" has now become more mainstream. With technology becoming smaller and easier to use than ever before, juice-jacking has been taken advantage of by less sophisticated criminals to launch attacks against consumers and enterprises alike.

How Does Charging Work Precisely? Most USB-C and Lightning charging cables serve dual purposes - using their pins both for charging and data transmission.

Your device only charges using its pins...