Kahl Consultants Protect Your Phone from hackers

Avoid Getting Hacked, Protect your Phones!

January 28 is Data Privacy Day! Its purpose is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection. In celebration of the Data Privacy Day, Kahl Consultants will give you some tips on how to protect your phone in public charging stations.

Our phones have long been a part of our daily lives, an important device that holds a lot of information about the owner. Hackers will get every chance they can to steal, change or destroy a person's information without your knowledge. Charging stations are also popping up everywhere... hotels, cafes, schools, airport and some restaurants. It is convenient for people who always use their phones on a daily basis. However, it's convenience also poses a threat of having their devices hacked without them noticing. Hacking from a public USB port is called "juice jacking".

CNN Business discourages charging your phone in public.

"Just by plugging your phone into a [compromised] power strip or charger, your device is now infected, and that compromises all your data," Drew Paik of security firm Authentic8 explained.

"Even when a mobile phone is in 'charging only' (locked) mode, it can still transmit the device name, vendor name and serial number to the system behind the USB port, and more based on the platform and operating system of the phone," the Kaspersky Lab spokesperson said.

According to ABC13 Report - "Using public USB charging stations could drain your bank account. "

If your phone has been hacked, hackers can take all the information from your device including text messages, photos, contacts, emails... everything.

Here's How to Protect Your Phones from Hackers

  • Invest in a good quality power bank.
  • Bring your own charger and plug it into an AC power outlet.
  • Charge on your laptop.
  • Take AC and car chargers for devices when traveling
  • If you're using an iPhone, If prompted, don’t grant access to your cell phone

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