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Juice-Jacking alert

Published: 5th Apr, 2024

Context

To combat cyber scams, like juice jacking, targeting public USB charging stations, citizens are advised to prioritize safety measures like using personal charging cables, implementing device security.

What is juice jacking scam?

  • Termed "juice-jacking," is a type of cyberattack where cybercriminals use public charging stations or compromised USB ports to install malware or steal data from smartphones, tablets, or other electronic devices while they are being charged.
  • This insidious technique enables hackers to clandestinely pilfer sensitive data or implant malicious software onto the devices of unsuspecting users. 
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