When you’re out and about on a busy day, one of the worst things to see is the 5% battery remaining warning on your phone. We’ve all been there.
Before you rush over to the nearest USB port or outlet in public to plug in your phone, consider this: your phone could be hacked.
“Just by plugging your phone into a [compromised] power strip or charger, your device is now infected, and that compromises all your data,” Drew Paik of security company Authentic8 tells CNN.
Public charging stations and wi-fi access points have become prevalent in many places like parks, airports and conference centers.