Whenever you mobile battery goes into the red zone than it is better to plug it with a powerbank rather than using a public charging station to recharge the device.This is because whenever a mobile is attached to a public charge stations than data is transferred while the device is charging as told by the Experts.
Kaspersky has warned us as follows:
“The security risks here are obvious: if you’re a regular user you can be tracked through your device IDs; your phone could be silently packed with anything from adware to ransomware. And you don’t even have to be highly-skilled in order to perform such attacks, all the information you need can easily be found on the Internet.”
These attacks are less vulnerable if you have an iPhone and this has to do with the company’s robust mobile operating system. When you connect your Apple device to a computer or other device for the first time, an alert asks whether you trust the computer. The same scenario cannot be replicated on an Android smartphone.
- Use only trusted USB charging points and computers to charge your device
- Secure your phone with a password, or with a fingerprint or iris scanner. Do not unlock the mobile while it is charging
- Use encryption technologies and secure containers to protect the data
- Install an antivirus software capable of detecting malware even if a charging vulnerability is used
Next time you charge your smartphone, you should think twice about committing the act.