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Hackers could hijack devices using a laptop's USB-C charger

4 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Many recent laptops use a USB-C port for charging, which is a convenient and fast way of topping up a notebook's battery, but it appears that this method of charging could be exploited by hackers. As the BBC reports , a security researcher known as ‘ MG' has shown how a laptop charger that plugs into the USB-C port (in this case the charger belonged to a MacBook) can be altered to hijack the computer it is plugged into. MG added small components into the charger, which powers up when connected to the laptop. The laptop continues to charge as normal, which means the user would not be aware...
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