Airport charging stations put you at risk of 'juice jacking,' experts warn

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Airport charging stations put you at risk of 'juice jacking': Security experts warn using public USB ports is like 'finding a toothbrush on the side of the road' 'Juice jacking' occurs when hackers secretly modify a USB port to install viruses Attackers can also modify the port to steal your data, including texts and photos Experts recommend users bring their own charger or portable battery pack 

By Annie Palmer For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:29 BST, 24 May 2019 | Updated: 23:30 BST, 24 May 2019

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You may want to think twice before using one of those handy USB charging stations that are so common in airports. 

Security experts are increasingly warning that using these public USB ports could put unsuspecting users at risk of 'juice jacking,' according to Forbes. 

Juice jacking occurs when cyber-criminals secretly modify the USB ports to install malware on your phone or slurp up your data. 

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You may want to think twice before using one of those handy USB charging stations that are so common in airports. Security experts have warned they could be targets for malware

You may want to think twice before using one of those handy USB charging stations that are so common in airports. Security experts have warned they could be targets for malware

WHAT IS JUICE JACKING? 

Security experts are warning of the risks of public USB chargers at airports, as they could lead to 'juice jacking.' 

Juice jacking occurs when cybercriminals secretly modify the USB ports to install malware on your phone.

They can also be altered to allow hackers to get access to sensitive data on your device. 

As a result of a compromised port, hackers could steal a wide range of data, including

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