Juice Jacking: hackers use phone charging stations to steal information

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Before you use one of those convenient charging stations, you might want to hold the phone as hackers are now using phone charging stations to steal your information.  

Security experts call it “juice jacking.” They say the hackers take off the front plate of the charging station and install a chip on the back end and put the plate back on.

They can then pull your personal information, including bank account numbers and passwords.

They’ll retrieve the chip themselves or steal the data via Bluetooth or WiFi.

The best thing you can do is always have a portable charger with you so you don’t have to use charging stations and risk your information being stolen.

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