There are some days when you feel lazier than the person who made Japanese flag. Being in a lazy mood force many people to charge their phone using USB connection and laptops. Apparently it looks very normal and convenient way for charging your phone. But some of the researchers have warned that this practice of charging the phone’s battery can make the owner vulnerable to hackers.
How iPhone Or Android Smartphone Can Get Hacked When You Charge Via USB And Laptop
Some of the security researchers from the security firm Kaspersky Lab tested several smartphones with different versions of iOS and Android OS to understand that what data are externally transferred while the devices are connected to a Mac or PC. Interestingly the researchers have found that by using just a micro USB cable and PC, they can install a third-party application into the phone in just a matter of 3 minutes and this app can access the phone’s private data. Information that are leaked to the laptop while the phone is connected includes the device’s name, serial number, manufacturer and device type.
Therefore the firm Kaspersky urged smartphone users to use only trusted charging stations and computers when charging devices. They also advice smartphone users to refrain from unlocking the phone while charging. By using encryption technologies one can protect it’s phone data from hacking.