Alert: You should also be careful about juice jacking, government-issued warning!


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Cybercriminals have become quite high-tech, and now they can infiltrate your devices like laptops, mobile phones and other gadgets and steal personal and business information without even opening any email or attachment. They can do this by simply using a mobile charger or laptop charger. This way, cybercriminals can compromise your device and steal sensitive information like passwords, bank details and more.

Public charging ports, such as those found at airports, cafes, hotels and bus stands, are now becoming dangerous places to charge your devices. Scammers are using these charging ports to steal people's personal data. The government recently issued an advisory urging people to avoid charging their devices from public charging ports. These types of scams are known as juice jacking, where scammers insert malware into the USB ports of public charging stations. When unsuspecting users connect their devices for charging, the USB port syncs with the device and sends sensitive information like passwords, addresses and bank statements to the scammer. This information can be used to commit fraud, and scammers can even gain control of your device through this method.


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You can follow these tips to protect yourself from such scams:

Always carry your charging cable or power bank with you while travelling.

Turn off pairing permissions on your device with other devices.

Always keep your phone software updated to the latest version.

Use regular charging sockets on walls instead of USB ports.

Always keep your device's auto-connection mode turned off.

If you get caught in any such scam, file a complaint immediately. Additionally, you can call 1930 or report an incident of cyber fraud at