The use of smartphone has become so much that its battery drains very quickly. The problem is exacerbated when we are out of the house and the phone battery runs out. But it is often seen that people use chargers installed in public places, they are not aware of its disadvantages. Hackers can leak your mobile data through the cable in these chargers. Let’s know how hackers can break into your phone through this.
Hackers make hunting like this
Such charging points will often be found at public places like railway stations, bus stops, malls etc. Hackers find their prey at such charging points where more people charge their phones. If you charge your phone with the USB installed at these charging points, then the login and login of the existing bank apps, the password and data of the UPI app including Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Gmail, goes to the hackers. This USB copies all the data of your phone, after which the hackers clean your bank account.
Not only this, hackers install viruses in your phone with the help of this USB, which will charge the phone, the data will also be copied. Hackers make it according to how long they have to steal data. In this, data is copied through cookies.
How to protect
Always keep the power bank with you or use your own data cable to avoid being targeted by such hackers. In case of emergency, if you have to check the phone at the public place, then close the mobile and charge it with your own cable. Charging the phone off and on cannot result in data transfer.