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'PowerSnitch' Hacks Androids via Power Banks
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Riskyceo
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Riskyceo,
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1/28/2020 | 7:21:02 AM
Found odd power bank
I drive Uber and a passenger left a power bank in my car. I can't find the manufacturer (brand ooo) and it seems heavier than it should be.
cuminhgencorp
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cuminhgencorp,
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12/22/2018 | 2:39:10 AM
Can't believe this
So, it must be harsh
pdcz
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pdcz,
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12/11/2018 | 6:06:53 AM
Re: Whats the point?
Still if you are able to trick anyone to install your app then transferring data over power charger seems to me as un-necessary burden. Anyway it is good reminder that there are multiple paths how to obtain data from devices. Personally I would not use any public charger station :-)
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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12/10/2018 | 4:22:30 PM
Re: Whats the point?
As the researchers noted, it's a VERY targeted attack. Their main point was that you can abuse the process of power-charging, and that power banks aren't necessarily safe. 
pdcz
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pdcz,
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12/10/2018 | 5:25:51 AM
Whats the point?
Technologicaly interesting but for the real world attack I would compare it to transferring your company's sensitive materials by using laser pointer and blinking the information encoded into morse code through the office window. If you already have a "ttrojan" app on the phone...


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