Travelers have always been vulnerable. Centuries ago they were attacked by pirates, but nowadays most of the thefts happen on a digital level. In 2019, transport became the second priority for cybercriminals, right after financial organizations. USB chargers might be traveler-friendly and installed in public places for their convenience, but they're not necessarily safe.
IBM Security experts say that cybercriminals use USB ports in airports, train stations and other public places to steal personal data from your gadgets. They have no difficulty modifying USB ports by installing special software that steals the owner’s personal data, including bank information.
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