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'Juice Jacking' Warnings May Be Overblown

An FBI branch has warned people not to use free USB charging points as they could spread malware. The agency says it's safer to use a charger plug and power outlet. However, the FCC notes that while such attacks are technically possible, there's no ... evidence of it actually happening. The FBI Denver Officer posted on Twitter: "Avoid using free charging stations in airports, hotels or shopping centers. Bad actors have figured out ways to use public USB ports to introduce malware and monitoring software onto devices. Carry your own charger and USB cord and use an electrical outlet instead." The ... (view more)

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Protect Your Favorite Devices with the 'USB Condom'

Maintaining a secure PC isn't just about downloading and installing antivirus and antimalware programs. It's also about being careful about the USB devices, including smartphones, thumb drives and external hard drives, that you plug into your ... computer. Now, a new product promises to protect your devices against malware by providing an additional layer of protection. It's called the 'USB Condom'. The product, which is the creation of, is being marketed as a way to prevent infections from spreading between a USB device and a computer. That means an infected PC won't infect a thumb drive ... (view more)

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