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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your Phone In A Public Port

02/21/2017 at 4:08 | QCWriter // Staff Writer
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For those of you who can’t live without your phone, it’s definitely tempting to plug in at a public port when your battery is dead, but in doing so, your putting your data at risk.

If you happen to plug in at a hacked outlet, your data will become compromised, which is obviously not worth the risk.

CNN explains it best. You may not even think about the possible risks involved until it’s too late.

Think about it, if you connect your phone to your mac by way of a charging cord, your mac now has access to the files on your phone.

The same thing happens when you plug into a public port. Your information can easily be accessed.

Pretty scary, right?

There’s even a term for this new threat, it’s called “juice jacking.”

In order to keep your phone and data safe, avoid public ports altogether and invest in a portable USB battery pack.

QCWriter is a journalist who is fueled by espresso and motivated by determination. She specializes in pop culture, country music, and news content. You can follow her on Twitter by clicking here: @QCWriter.

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