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  • Be careful whose charger you borrow: Phone charging cables can hack your devices, experts say


    https://www.ktvu.com/news/be-careful...es-experts-say




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    A hacker that goes by “MG” was selling an iPhone lightning cable called the “O.MG Cable” for $200 that can take control of any Mac computer, remotely gaining access to passwords and sensitive information.




    According to his website, once the cable is plugged into a computer or phone, it can be controlled through a wireless network that is built inside the cable. “MG” adds that as soon as he is able to gain access to the information he needs, he can kill any traces of evidence that it existed on your device at all.






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    While this all may seem concerning to the average consumer, Henderson told Forbes that threatening charging cables aren’t necessarily a widespread threat just yet, mainly because “this kind of attack doesn't scale real well, so if you saw it, it would be a very targeted attack.”




    “Just because we haven't yet seen a widespread attack doesn't mean we won't see it, because it certainly does work,” Henderson told Forbes.






    Here is a demo on Dr. Phil












     




    This is another scary shit right here. You can be hacked with a modify charging cable! Well, time to spend money on official charging cables direct from manufacturer. Good bye 3rd party good deal charging cable.




     




    Dr. Phil did not push the nuke button in the video, okay? 




     



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