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Juice jacking

Juice jacking

Juice jacking definition

A cyberattack where a public USB charging port is used to steal data or install malware on a device. It allows hackers to get users’ passwords, credit card information, addresses, names, and other data they might store or access on their device. Attackers can also install malware to track keystrokes, show ads, or add your device to a botnet.

How to avoid juice jacking

  • Don’t use public charging stations. If you need to charge your device, use a wall outlet and your own cable or wireless charging if possible.
  • Use additional security measures. Disable USB pairing, install security software on the device, and shut it down while charging.

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