Wednesday, June 5, 2013

iDevices could be hacked by chargers, really?



Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have came up with a way to hack into iOS devices using a charger.

The time to hack this device? Only 1 minute, and the approach could affect all iOS devices regardless of the devices being jailbroken or not.

Apple has refused to comment on this report.

The researchers used a Linux-based Beagleboard, which is a Linux PC the size of a credit card.  This presents danger as the U.S. Army has recently approved using these iOS devices in the military, so the military could be susceptible to hacking attempts by these 'chargers'.

Next time, you should be careful if you 'borrow' someone's charger. You could have your iOS device hacked.

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