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Beware public mobile charging points - your phone can be hacked in minutes

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Beware public mobile charging points - your phone can be hacked in minutes

By Madhumita Murgia / The Telegraph Your smartphone can be easily hacked easily if you plug it in to charge via USB at a public place like an airport, cafe or on public transport. Researchers at security firm Kaspersky Labs found that they could install a third-party application, like a virus, onto the phone via its USB cable connection to a computer. It took them under three minutes. They also found that the Android and iOS phones tested leaked a host of private data to the computer they were connected to whilst charging, including the device name, device manufacturer, device...

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Charging Your iPhone Overnight Does Not Destroy The Battery

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Charging Your iPhone Overnight Does Not Destroy The Battery

You may have heard that charging your iPhone overnight is bad for the battery.According to Battery University, a website run by the company Cadex, charging your phone when its already fully charged keeps it in a high-stress, high-tension state, which wears down the chemistry within and does lasting damage.Well ignore that.In a brilliant and comprehensive Quora answer, tech author Jesse Hollington tells you everything you need to know about how your smartphone battery works: "Charging your iPhone overnight will not harm your battery in the slightest."Charging your iPhone from 90% will not harm your battery either. You simply can't overcharge...

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The Potentially Life-Saving iPhone Feature You Probably Didn’t Notice

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The Potentially Life-Saving iPhone Feature You Probably Didn’t Notice

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. Here is a simple way to add ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts to your iPhone so that Emergency Response personnel are able to contact someone if you are found unresponsive. Many people keep an emergency contact in their phone, generally labeled as ICE. If you use a passcode for your phone, which you should do, that contact, though, becomes locked underneath your pin code. Last fall, Apple created a new feature called the "Medical ID" which it keeps hidden in the iOS health app. When I talk with people about their phones,...

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