July 15, 2024

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned users to stay away from public USB ports due to malware risks. On Twitter, the Denver FBI office (via CNBC) said that public charging stations in hotels, airports, and shopping centers can be a malware attack vector.

Bad actors have learned to use public USB ports to “introduce malware and monitoring software onto devices,” the FBI said. When out in public, users should bring their own charger and USB cord, using an electrical outlet for charging purposes instead of a public USB port.

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For more details, read the full story at MacRumors: https://www.macrumors.com/2023/04/10/fbi-malware-public-usb-port-warning/

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