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Apple Software Update Required to Tackle Malicious Hack Chargers
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Msg#: 4598461 posted 4:40 pm on Aug 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

That's rather worrying. I never would have thought of making sure the charger is safe to connect from a hack point of view.

Apple plans to issue a software update to help its products avoid falling victim to booby-trapped chargers.

The update has been prepared in response to research that created malicious chargers that could upload code onto devices plugged into them.

The work by computer scientists at Georgia Tech in the US can compromise iOS devices in about 60 seconds.

Apple's pending update warns users to be sure they are using a trusted charging point when they plug in.Apple Software Update Required to Tackle Malicious Hack Chargers [bbc.co.uk]

 

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Msg#: 4598461 posted 5:19 pm on Aug 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hahahahaha! Now that's what you get for combining a port like that!

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Msg#: 4598461 posted 5:32 pm on Aug 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

What kind of iphone goes around getting charged by strange chargers? I just sat down and had a long talk with my iphone about the dangers of unprotected charging.

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