Cyber Security

Any iOS device can be hacked within one minute with modified charger

Think you are safe plugging your phone into that USB charger at the airport or hotel? Think again.

“Security researchers have discovered a way to push software onto an iOS device using a modified charger. The team at George Institute of Technology says its charger was able to upload arbitrary software to an iOS device within one minute of it being plugged in. According to the researchers, ‘all users’ are at risk, as the hack doesn’t require any user interaction. Hackers are even capable of hiding the applications, so they don’t show up in the device’s app list. It’s not clear if the charger is able to upload malicious code — Apple’s iOS devices, by default, are ‘sandboxed’ and will only install and run properly signed apps — but this is a worrying development regardless.”

Source:Any iOS device can be hacked within one minute with modified charger | The Verge

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