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Title: Rigged charger can hijack your new laptop
Post by: Frands on August 10, 2018, 05:08:40 PM
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A neat feature of many modern laptops is the ability to power them up through the USB port. Unlike the rectangular USB ports of old, the newer type - USB-C - can carry enough power to charge your machine.
That’s great news: it means you don’t need to add a separate port just for charging. And when the USB port isn’t being used for power, it can be used for something useful, like plugging in a hard drive, or your phone.
But while you and I may look at that as an improvement, hackers see an opportunity to exploit a new vulnerability.

Full Story: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45139397 (https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45139397)