“Avoid using free charging stations in airports, hotels, or shopping centers. Carry your own charger and USB cord and use an electrical outlet instead.”
The hijacking, known as “juice jacking,” was first mentioned in a 2021 warning from the Federal Communications Commission.
The FCC said that malware bandits have been known to plant infected USB connections, allowing the phone to send sensitive information such as passwords and personal information directly to themselves.
The FCC warns that criminals can use stolen personal information to gain access to online accounts or sell it to other criminals. The FBI advises that you use a different, robust password for each of your online accounts and that you change them frequently.
— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) April 6, 2023
The website notes-
“Using the same passphrase across several accounts makes you more vulnerable if one account is breached.”
According to the NYPost, The FBI also suggests using multi-factor authentication and keeping a look out for complex phishing scams, in addition to frequently updating phones.
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