Should You Use a Public USB Charging Port?

Wow – what a loaded question. You see them everywhere.

They are in the malls, train stations, bus terminals, hotels and even the airports.

The answer to this question is no no no!

Did you know that public USB ports can be hacked?

This is called Juice Jacking. It is so bad that the FCC in the US issued another warning recently. To read the official warning click here.

What would I do instead?

For starters, I would carry a portable battery with me. This will let you charge your cell phone on the go.

In hotel rooms and more, I would plug directly into power. Do not use the USB port at all. This solves the entire problem with the USB port being hacked.

The key is to protect yourself and be aware,

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