As a result of the numerous advances taking place in our quickly evolving modern world, cybercrime is on the rise. The focus of this article will be on the fraudster's technique known as "Juice Jacking," which involves stealing data over a charging cable. Beware of juice jacking as this is a USB charger scam that can drain your bank account.
What is this scam all about?
It is a cyberattack that starts from USB charging connections located at free USB charging stations, including those found at airports, hotels, and other public locations. If you are a victim of Juice Jacking, it might have bad results for you.
Although it isn't a particularly new danger, it still manages to capture unsuspecting mobile users. A USB port is frequently employed as a data transfer channel. The data transfer is often turned off by default on most phones and the connection is only visible on the end that supplies power.
It is a system for exchanging data back and forth. The device owner in this instance of juice jacking is unable to see what the USB port is connected to. Therefore, if someone is checking on the other end when the phone is connected, they will be able to transfer data between your device and theirs.
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