Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hacking Your Phone Through a Charger

If you've ever been stuck in an airport with your phone battery reading 10 percent, the sight of a charger plugged into a wall can look like an oasis in a desert. But wait! Is that really a charger?

Not necessarily. 
Another demonstration at Black Hat showed an iPhone charger that was actually a micro-computer in disguise.
Plug in your iPhone and the tiny computer could upload a fake Facebook app that looks like the real thing but is capable of accessing your contacts and stealing your passwords, among other mayhem.

Apple has promised to fix the vulnerability -- but not until its next operating system, iOS 7, comes out sometime this fall. In the meantime, be wary of any chargers you see lying around.

Don’t be the next victim.  Protect yourself now with a webcam cover by C-SLIDE.  

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