These days, we all have become so much addicted to our Smartphones, that we can’t ever bear a minor drop in our phone battery, especially when we are traveling (Car, Aeroplane, Train, etc). Luckily, we have an option to charge our phones when we are planning to fly high. The USB power charging stations at Airports are a sign of relief for travelers, who are running with low phone battery. But we actually don’t know how much this relief can impact our phone & its data.
It has been found that these USB connections can be modified to install the malware in our phone and also our personal phone data can be downloaded or transferred to anywhere by cybercriminals without our knowledge.
According to the new research, it has been revealed that for cybercriminals, the priority target and the second most attacked industry is the transportation industry. Almost 566 million records have been leaked from the travel and transportation industry since January 2018.
To protect your precious data from being stolen or to stop letting cybercriminals access your information, you must avoid using power stations at Airports. To charge the low battery of your mobile phone, you can use any of these following alternatives:
(i) You can bring your own charger when you’re traveling and plug it into any wall outlet as these are much safer than charging stations.
(ii) Some people prefer to carry a portable power bank to charge their phone. That is also a good practice.
(iii) You can also protect your data leakage by investing an amount of 10$ for a device called Juice -Jack Defender, which comes in the form of a dongle and blocks passing of any data from your device. We can fit it in front of the charging cord and can supply the voltage to the device.
To protect your data from being lost, you can also choose syncnscan which is device & data security software. It provides features like Data Backup and Data Restore, at the same time providing protection to your screen & display via mobile insurance.