Watch a video about ‘juice jacking’ and be aware!
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Have you ever heard of the term ‘juice jacking’?
Every day, when thousands of busy travelers use public charging stations to charge their smartphones and other mobile devices, they forget one thing. What?
While these charging stations or Kiosks seem convenient, they are a front for an ominous conspiracy to steal valuable data of the public by transferring malware to their devices.
The advancement of technology has led to many innovations but the public USB stations have given hackers a medium to hijack into users’ smart devices and laptops and steal valuable data that includes personal information, financial details, and more.
As a matter of fact, hackers nowadays have the accessibility to implant malware in a charging station and the actual game will start from there.
This charging station will then slyly procure all the secret information pertaining to any of your devices.
Some of these personal pieces of information can comprise your contact number, password, email id, to name just a few.
According to a news hub providing interesting news on these technological happenings, when these types of practices are being indulged, it is termed as of what is being called ‘juice jacking’.
When people were using their devices, some of the personal activities were being hacked by such kind of malicious charging stations, and this entire event was noticed and caught by a cybersecurity expert named Jim Stickley.
Some of these sensitive pieces of information that the various cyber hooligans can get access to include your personal email id and your credit/debit card number.
Experts say that ‘juice jacking’ is like ATM skimmer.
While the devices look safe and work according to the designated purpose, behind the scenes, everything is compromised.
You will start missing your data, the device starts hanging, and you probably have lost a couple of hundred dollars or more (depending on your bank account).
Thus, it is important that you remain vigilant when using public charging stations and be aware of your closed ones about it. If possible, carry a portable charger.
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