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USB charger as hacking tool?

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:46 pm
by maerg
Interesting...

http://thehackernews.com/2016/05/usb-ch ... ogger.html

Rather check yours chargers... and keyboards, otherwise our hacking secrets are not secure anymore ;)

Re: USB charger as hacking tool?

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:41 pm
by fozza
Wow, interesting. Imagine if your charger this whole time had been tracking you, weird :shock:

Re: USB charger as hacking tool?

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:30 pm
by Penumbruh
Does this affect mobile phones and the like as well or just wireless keyboards? And I saw some mention of the tech being outdated, any clue as to how this can be made modern tech and how to prevent against it?

Re: USB charger as hacking tool?

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:06 pm
by Helionmike
Simple, it won't affect cell phones, (digital encryption) and bluetooth devices (single connection, won't allow dual connections on a device) and anything that has any encryption set up at all. In order for it to work on those it would have to send all info of the encryption over, and it's puny memory would not be able to hold it all to send.

Re: USB charger as hacking tool?

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:16 pm
by SxSnipeR
There are some chargers you can buy from ebay from China which contain microchips that install Stealth software on your phone which keylogs it. Always best to buy legit chargers even though it costs more.

Re: USB charger as hacking tool?

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:01 pm
by graceinc
Long time back i heard, this news was from India where the government imposed a ban on Chinese made smartphones and cellphones as they suspected it had chips installed for tracking and hacking purposes. Don't have the link to the article at the moment.