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Travelers warned not to use USB charger outlets at airports

December 3, 2019

From the Financial Review website

Washington | Many thoughts can go through your mind at the airport as your phone’s battery dwindles from green to yellow to red. How is it already dead? What if I can’t call Uber when I land? Where is my charger? But when you find a place to plug in and charge, it may not be as simple – or safe – as you think.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office is warning travelers using Los Angeles International Airport of a new scheme targeting people who need a quick boost at public USB charging stations. The USB charging scam, also known as “juice jacking”, involves hackers spoofing charging stations to steal information.

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