It looks like you’ll need to start being a whole lot more careful about where you get your iPhone charging cables. Mike Grover, a security researcher, has developed a charging cable that looks just like a standard iPhone charging cable, but actually allows hackers to remotely take over a computer when plugged in. Not only that, but Grover, who goes by the name MG, is even mass-producing and selling the cable online. The cable was first reported on by Motherboard. The cable itself can actually charge devices and transfer data, just like a standard lightning cable. It goes beyond that, however, by also offering a wireless hot spot that a hacker can connect to, which then allows the hacker to run commands on a computer, control certain aspects of it, and more. MG is hoping that the cable will help raise awareness of the fact that anything you plug into your computer could be malicious. “It’s like being able to sit at the keyboard and mouse of the victim but without actually being there,” said MG at the Def Con hacking conference in an interview with Motherboard. According to the report, MG is distributing the cable, called the O.MG cable,… Read full this story
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