Your not home, your mobile phone is low on battery!!! Quick, run and plug your charging cable into the first USB port you can find right? BIG MISTAKE – you should think twice before you do this.

Many of us do not think twice about plugging our mobile device into any USB charging port when our mobile device is low on juice. This can be VERY dangerous; hackers and cybercriminals very often will tamper with USB ports in common charging areas in hotels and other public places because they know people plugin their devices to charge without thinking twice.
This is a very common tactic used by hackers and cybercriminals, so how can you prevent this from happening to you?

If you’ve never heard of a USB Data Blocker before, then you’re in for a treat. A USB Data Blocker will protect your mobile device while charging in a public/un-trusted USB charging port. These devices work by blocking all data flow through your smart phone but allow the device to still charge as it would in a normal USB charging port.

In very simple conceptual terms, its removes the “data wires” that transfer data thru the cable but leaves the power/charging cables intact. In doing so your device can charge but no data can transmit thru the USB port, thus keeping you and your data safe.

USB Data Blockers can be purchased online and are very in-expensive. Never leave home without one, and never plug into an untrusted USB charging port without one.

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