The charging cables seem one of the most innocent accessories of the phones and those who fulfill their mission without further complication: plugged in light, connect it to the phone and this is loaded. It turns out that now they can be used to steal information without you noticing.
We are facing a new generation of physical devices that can compromise almost everything that happens on mobile to which it is connected and one more reason not to trust anyone to give you a phone charger.
It is the same as it already occurs with USB chargers or even USB shots in bars or public transport: do not trust them because they may have been modified to infect your mobile or steal information.
Its creator, a developer nicknamed MG, has baptized him as the GMO cable, a wink to the expression of surprise and disgust 'oh my god' (oh my God 'in English).
The modified cable to load the iPhone can intercept information because it takes an interior a receiver chip and a wireless transmitter that communicates with a nearby phone or computer up to a maximum distance of 1.5 kilometers.
The most impressive thing is that, in appearance, it is exactly the same as the cable with which an iPhone is loaded. Its creator originally presented it as a preliminary draft in 2019, but now it is completely ready and has shown it in several videos on YouTube.
The intentions of the Cable Creator are positive: it wants to sell them for just otherwise, as a measure of adequate safety; But in the appropriate hands, both malicious hackers and state espionage organisms, a cable that goes unnoticed but emits remote information is something with great potential.Date Of Update: 22 September 2021, 02:28