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https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/09/02/new-malicious-lightning-cable-can-steal-user-data-from-a-mile-away?fbclid=IwAR0CH9YBHa_3k92Ih5PklOKnz7x3UUczYMoHi3XavNdNSDKg_ZmQaiHshzk

A new and upgraded version of a malicious Lightning cable that can steal user data and remotely send it to an attacker illustrates the threat of untrusted accessories.

The OMG Cable, which looks exactly like a standard Lightning to USB cable, was first demoed back in 2019 by security researcher MG. Since then, MG was able to work with cybersecurity vendor Hak5 to mass-produce the cables for researchers and penetration testers.

Although users would be hard-pressed to find anything unusual about the cables from the outside, they pack some under-the-hood modifications that make them useful to hackers. An OMG cable plugged into a Mac could, as an example, log passwords or anything else a user types and send that data to a remote attacker.

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Re: New malicious Lightning cable can steal user data from a mile away
« Reply #1 on: Fri Sep 03, 2021 - 06:52:04 »
And yet another reason to avoid all things Apple.

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The new version of the OMG cable includes a Lightning to USB-C option and other upgraded capabilities for security researchers to test out, Vice reported Thursday.

Oops.  I guess my Android phone is not safe either ....  ::cryingtears::
« Last Edit: Fri Sep 03, 2021 - 06:54:35 by DaveW »