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Dangers of using public USB charging stations

2019-11-15 07:32 #0 by: Joab

Think twice before you use public USB power charging stations in airports, hotels, and other locations because they may contain dangerous malware, that can affect iOS devices in different ways.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/officials-warn-about-the-dangers-of-using-public-usb-charging-stations/

I think these recommendations are very good to use when you are traveling or away from home:

  • Use an AC power outlet, not a USB charging station.
  • Take AC and car chargers for your devices when traveling.
  • Consider buying a portable charger for emergencies.
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2019-11-15 10:03 #1 by: Niklas

Ha, for some reason, I hadn’t thought of that before! Interesting that the Los Angeles District Attorney made a video warning about it. Good initiative.

Thanks for sharing!

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