Charging via USB through a Computer - Security Question

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by stevehp, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I often charge my iPad and iPhone (both on iOS) through the USB on my Windows machine at work (I use a Mac at home).

    On iOS 7, I see a setting now to choose whether I "trust" the computer. Since it is my office computer, I always select "Don't Trust".

    That being said, if I am using the USB port SOLELY for charging (no syncing - itunes is not even on the machine), does this pose any security risks for myself?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. stevehp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    I should further clarify that the security risk I speak of is simply my office being able to pull content off my phone (SMS, photos, gmail, etc).
     
  3. noTe on iPhone macrumors member

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    I'd suggest just buying the USB adapter to use a outlet if you are so worried about it. More and more companies are blocking off USB ports to prevent any USB devices from stealing data from the computers.
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    While anything is possible, unless you're working for some ridiculously over-controlling company (or you're a sexy supermodel) your IT department has better things to do than trying to surf through people's phones.

    Unless the ports are fully disabled they should still be able to provide power. Still better to use a dedicated 1A or 2A charger for a faster charge and no popup to screw with.
     

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