Paolo Gasti

NYIT: Smartphone hackers making a power play

Be careful where you charge up your smartphone, lest you be “juice-jacked.” Yep, that’s a thing: the theft of smartphone data through the USB cords used to power your mobile device. Plug into the wrong charging station, and hackers can quickly learn what websites you’re visiting (while charging) and potentially access other proprietary, personal data, even without a traditional “data wire” connection. That’s the gist of a new paper by a team of New York…