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FBI issues scary warning about public phone charging stations
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FBI issues scary warning about public phone charging stations

It's a quick method to charge your phone, but it might also offer hackers access to your data directly. According to the FBI, sly offenders have been known to use free public phone chargers to infect phones with harmful malware and software that can grant hackers access to your phone, tablet, or computer. Avoid utilizing the free charging stations at hotels, shopping malls, and airports, the FBI's official Twitter account advised in a message. Use an outlet instead and bring your own charger and USB wire. The hijacking, often known as "juice jacking," was previously forewarned against by the Federal Communications Commission. According to the FCC, hackers have been known to install infected read more FBI issues scary warning about public phone-charging stations. With ReconB...