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Juice-Jacking is when people download your data (or upload malware) while you’re charging your phone at a public charging station or using a charger that’s not your own. To prevent it, you need to practice safe charging! And hop on the latest protection tools:

Option 1: Block the data pins
Two products literally wrap your data port in a protective rubber sleeve — USB Condoms ($9.99) and Juice-Jack Defender (pre-orders for September delivery, price not yet set). KrebsOnSecurity reports they work by disabling the USB cable’s data pins so only the power pins connect. So while power gets in, malware does not. And your data stays right where it should — on your phone. LockedUSB ($19.99 or two for $37.99) does the same thing but is a small blue box instead of a sleeve.

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