Beware of Charging Phones in Public Places

Instances of hacking are frequent.

Beware of Charging Phones in Public Places
Charging Phones in Public Places
Beware of Charging Phones in Public Places

Beware of Charging Phones in Public Places.


Smartphone has brought the world in your hand. Now people do all their essential and valuable work through these devices and also as private storage. For example, they keep their all-important information, passwords, bank account information, etc. in it. So, if hackers can access all your information through your device, it will be a big tragedy for you. Hackers can now hack your device comfortably, and you don't have any clue.  

Moreover, it is happening all over the world rapidly. Recently the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, lose about 6GB confidential data from his mobile phone as it was hacked. So mobile phone hacking is not an exceptional affair now.

If you regularly charge your mobile phone or tablet at public places, such as airports, railway stations, bus stands, or cafes at charging points, it's time to be careful because the hackers are currently targeting these charging points.

According to a UNB report, charging batteries in public places could result in hacking of smartphones, iPhones, and tablets. This is happening in many countries now. You might be charging your device, and on the other hand, all the information in it is going to hackers. Again, even though the phone removed from the charge in the public place, the danger not diminished because hackers can use the charging port to connect with Wi-Fi whenever they need it.


Juice Jacking:

Hackers are hacking your smartphone or tablet with a technology called 'juice jacking.' Juice jacking is a type of cyber-attack involving a charging port that doubles as a data connection, typically over USB.

If there is a virus on the charging cable installed at the charging point, then there is no guarantee of data security. Even if you change your cell cable at public charging points, your device may still be hacked. Hackers steal data from your device through juice jacking.

Hackers infiltrate malware or viruses into your phone via a cable mounted on a public charging point. Then a digital virus called “crawlers” steals all information about your cell, bank, credit card, or debit card and sends it to hackers. Within a few seconds, the virus recovers itself. Therefore, nothing is safe on your device if you use the public place charging point.


Steal data using phone virus

Hackers also have another method to steal phone data. In this way, data is not taken immediately by inserting a virus into it. Slowly, hackers collect all your information and use it as their own. Hackers know, for example - where you are going, whom you are meeting, what you are talking about. Not only that, hackers can use its cameras, microphones, and even GPS to hack through the virus. They can call other people from your device with a virus. Hackers can also ask you for money by stealing all your data. Hackers can do all operations through this remotely using a virus.

So phone hacking can make you destitute. It would help if you cared about it while charging in public.


How can you prevent hacking?

  • It would be best if you were very careful about mobile charging.
  • Get out of the house by charging your phone full of battery. If you cannot charge the device, keep a power bank with you.
  • It is also not safe to switch off and charge in public place charging port. Because hackers can steal data even when it is locked, through flash memory.
  • For emergencies, you can use a particular type of USB cable to charge your cell in a public place charging port. These cables do not connect to the data model. Just connect the charging pin to the port.


Lastly, the biggest thing is to be a little careful. Moreover, when the charge is over, you can get used to spending a few hours a day without a mobile if there is no particular need or urgent work.