Do not charge your mobile using a public USB port: the FBI claims that you could be hacked

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Surely you have ever used a public USB to charge your phone, tablet or any other device. Yes, we are talking about those connectors that we find in airports, for example, and that allow users to charge their equipment while they wait. You can also find them in all kinds of establishments, such as shopping malls or fast food restaurants. Well, we bring you bad news: you better not use these connectors to charge your phone, or you could have problems. Or this is what emerges from the notice that the FBI has issued through its official Twitter account and in which they warn of the danger of this type of chargers, since they can be used to hack your phone. Do not charge your phone anywhere In this way, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a warning about the dangers of using public USBs due to the risk of malware that can affect your computer and, therefore, , to the management of your data or cryptocurrencies. From what they indicate, it seems that the outsiders have learned how to use these public USB ports to introduce malware and monitoring software to our devices. So it is better to stay away from these public chargers, since the prank can be very expensive. As they indicate in the message they have published via Twitter “Avoid using free charging stations in airports, hotels or shopping centers. Bad actors have discovered ways to use public USB ports to introduce malware and monitoring software on devices. Take your own charger and USB cable and use a power outlet instead.” From the looks of it, iPhones and Macs are more protected by having a Lightning port that prevents data transfer if the terminal is not in use, but yes which allows it to install malware if you have been connected and using the mobile in the meantime. And the normal thing is to use the phone while you are charging it, instead of leaving it alone… The same happens if you connect a laptop, so the danger is quite serious. It seems that hackers could access the information on your computer, as well as get usernames and passwords, emails, make bank transfers and much more. And we very much fear that there is nothing to be done about it. Right now, there is no solution to this problem, so the FBI asks that you use your own charger to avoid potential headaches. >

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