Security Specialist Designs Lightning Cable With Built-In Hacking Chip

Mike Grover showed a Lightning to USB cable capable of intercepting passwords and then sending them to a hacker. Externally, the accessory is identical to the original, but inside OMG Cable hides a chip that can steal user data.

As reported Vice, it will be difficult to find such a cable, since it fully fulfills its functions: it synchronizes with a computer and charges a smartphone or tablet. However, when connected, a Wi-Fi access point is created, to which the hacker connects remotely and, using a web application, registers the owner’s keystrokes (the so-called “keylogger”).

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