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Protect Your Smartphone from Juice Jacking
Posted By Sonya Donaldson On August 19, 2011 @ 12:27 pm In Data Security,Hardware,Managing Technology,Smartphones and PDAs,Spyware and Malware,Tools on Managing Technology | 1 Comment
You might want to think twice the next time you pull up to one of those airport kiosks to charge your smart phone. That’s because you could be the victim of juice jacking. Never heard of it? You’re not alone, says TG Daily’s Trent Nouveau. And it’s worse than a drive-by fruiting.
According to Brian Markus, president of Aires Security, the charging stations are dangerous because most smart phones “are configured to just connect and dump off data.” This means that anyone so inclined could put a system inside the kiosk that would collect all your device’s data—images, data, etc.—or write malware to the smart phone.
So how can you protect yourself? Your best bet is to connect your smart phone cord to a regular outlet. If that’s not an option and you must use a kiosk, you should power down completely before charging. This might prevent data exposure.
Read more at TG Daily .
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