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Public charging stations are a threat to your safety

Smartphone batteries are bigger than ever, but we spend enough time with each of them to make the opportunity for a quick charge something we rarely pass up. But maybe we should, at least when it comes to public charging stations. According to the FBI, they are simply dangerous.

It’s called “Juice Jacking”, a term coined by security expert Brian Krebs in 2011 (opens in a new tab)and refers to attackers hijacking charging stations in city streets, airports and other public places where people can accidentally stop and charge one of the best smartphones. Ten years later, the FBI office in Denver, Colorado raised the alarm again in a tweet.

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