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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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