Don’t charge mobile phones at public charging points to avoid data theft, advises Odisha Police

Bhubaneswar: Amid exponential rise in cyber frauds in Odisha, the State Police today advised people not to charge mobile phones at public charging stations to avoid data theft.

“Don’t charge your mobiles at public places like mobile charging station, USB power station etc. Cyber fraudsters are trying to steal your personal information from mobile and installing the malware inside your phone,” tweeted Odisha Police today.

The phenomenon in question is known as juice jacking. Cybersecurity experts have warned that criminals can load malware onto public USB charging stations to maliciously access electronic devices while they are being charged.

Malware installed through a dirty USB port can lock a device or export personal data and passwords directly to the perpetrator. Criminals can use that information to access online accounts.

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