A noted cybersecurity expert has claimed that the recent “juice jacking” media scare based on an FBI warning has “no evidence” to back it up.
Last week, the FBI office in Denver released a warning online that people should avoid using the free USB charging ports in public places, such as airports, hotels, or shopping centres. “Bad actors have figured out ways to use public USB ports to introduce malware and monitoring software onto devices,” they said.
The practice, which is known as “juice jacking,” could be prevented by using your own charger and USB cord, and connecting to a normal electrical outlet, instead of a USB plug, the FBI Denver office advised. Avoid using free charging stations in airports, hotels or shopping centers. Bad actors have figured out ways to use public USB ports to introduce malware and monitoring software onto devices. Carry your own charger and USB cord and […]