Security researchers have disclosed a new vulnerability where cybercriminals trick their targets using USB chargers with the intent to destroy their devices.
When the victim connects their device to a compromised charger, it will push more power down the cable than the device can handle.
This destroys the device and potentially even setting it on fire.
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Cybercriminals use different tactics to infect the USB chargers.
The common technique is connecting a malware-infected smartphone to the charger, overwrite its firmware and use it as a weapon to destroy whatever plugs into it next.
- Be cautious and use trusted USB chargers to plug your devices.
- Stick to well-known manufacturers while buying USB chargers.
- Refrain from lending your charger to strangers.