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# 261376 24-Nov-2019 09:36
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I just saw this item on 'juice jacking', the placement of phony charging stations in public places to steal data from devices. So why not make USB pass-through plugs that connect the power pins but cut the data ones? There are already cables that do this. Could be a money-maker. Feel free to steal my idea but give me credit if you do.

 

 





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  # 2359980 24-Nov-2019 09:44
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Android has a switch for that. I like the idea tho because too many switches.

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  # 2359981 24-Nov-2019 09:54
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These already exist.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2359995 24-Nov-2019 10:54
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kyhwana2: These already exist.

 

@kyhwana2 They have for years the OP could of found them with a Google search


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  # 2360044 24-Nov-2019 11:39
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Can't speak for Android, but iOS has had protection against this for years. It specifically tells you and asks for permission to connect when you plug into any unrecognised device other than a charger. It was implemented several years ago when this became prevalent.




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  # 2360047 24-Nov-2019 11:50
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Then I got sucked in by clickbait on a site that should know better (Washington Post).

 

 





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  # 2360050 24-Nov-2019 12:13
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so are people saying android has protection against this, ios has protection against this?

 

then what are they stealing from?





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  # 2360054 24-Nov-2019 12:51
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then what are they stealing from?

 

 

They're not stealing - they're transmitting 5G.🤪


 
 
 
 


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  # 2360057 24-Nov-2019 13:08
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there are no phones with 5G that i've come across ... (yet)





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  # 2360072 24-Nov-2019 13:40
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Most android phones with mini USB have other uses for the socket beyond connection to a computer, depending on what you do on the ID pin you can activate OTG mode, so the phone will mount the "charger" as a USB drive or whatever, or some will let the pins become a serial uart to the CPU and other things.

 

IOS it can become a wired headset and feed commands to siri if allowed etc.





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