Sergey Kuzmenko, head of information security at the Center for Digital Expertise of Roskachestvo, explained why it is dangerous to charge smartphones in public places.
According to the online publication sovainfo.ru According to the expert, the use of publicly available chargers can lead to malware infections. After all, with the help of ports, attackers can connect USB drives with malware.
The specialist noted that one should be especially careful in a public place if the wire comes out of the wall and it is not clear where it goes. It is also risky to borrow chargers from strangers.
Kuzmenko urged to update the operating system, the antivirus of the device in a timely manner and use its own charger.