Hacking iPhone through charging cable

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by darster, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. darster Suspended

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  2. Menel macrumors 603

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  3. ftaok macrumors 601

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    That CNN article tells you nothing. I read a different article that had more details. Apparently the hacking device is not a charger. It's a complete computer on a tiny board. The "charger" is about 10x the size of a regular charger.

    Could someone miniaturize it and disguise it as a charger? Sure, but it would still need to have the user plug it in.

    A more insidious method would be to build a hacking charge point and put it in a mall or rest stop. Like the USB equipped chairs at the airport.
     
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    It could probably be thwarted by making sure your iOS device is passcode locked before plugging it into any "charger" that you don't own or know the provenance of.
     

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