Juice Jacking: Although today’s smartphones have powerful batteries, browsing social media or working online all day can drain the phone’s charge in no time. Even if you are at home, frequent charging is not a problem, but if you are out and about, you definitely are. Now you can say that using a public charger can solve this problem. But did you know that charging your phone like this in public can get your phone hacked? In fact, this hacking involves a special technology, which cyber investigators call juice jacking.
Command Yes! It is true that there are various public charging sockets available in the city to solve the smartphone charging problem. You can avail public charging sockets in various parts of the country like – shopping malls, airports, buses and metro railways. But this can also put you in danger.
Do not charge the phone anywhere
There are still many people in India who use these public charging sockets. But what if someone hacks one of yours using this charging socket? This is not a fictional event. Such types of hacking have happened before.
If a hacker uses juice jacking, he can hack the entire charging socket. As a result, a hacker can hack your phone whenever you use a hacked charging socket. Then your phone data access will go to him.
Even public Wi-Fi has hidden dangers
Using a hacked charging socket on a phone can lead to hacking, security agencies have said. This can happen not only with charging sockets but also with public Wi-Fi. Hence, security agencies always advise against charging phones in public sockets. Carrying a power bank instead will keep you safer. By keeping this power bank with you, you don’t need to use public charging sockets in case of emergency.
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