Dangerous iPhone Cables
“Just the list for people in a hurry…”
Note: This is not a substitute for the full article.
It's a just the list of things to know about dangerous iPhone cables.
Fake iPhone (and Android) charging cables exist
They look and behave identically to genuine cables
They contain tiny circuits and software added by hackers
They let hackers remotely access computers the cables are connected to
They're hand-made now, so there aren't large numbers of them out there
But hackers are learning how to mass-produce them so they will become more common
Victims can get the cable several ways (see full article for details)
The best defense is using a small “data blocker” device