Apple’s iOS 7 Will Fix a Fake Charger Vulnerability

iOS 7 beta 4 warning notification

iOS 7 will plug a security hole that makes your handset vulnerable to hacking through the use of a fake charger.

The fake charger looks like the standard one that comes with the iPhone, but the hardware is modified. It has some differences that make it possible to install a trojan on the iPhone. From there, a person can hack the iPhone and really mess with the victim,

Here’s a portion of the original report that describes the charger:

In a demonstration at the hacking conference, they plugged an iPhone into a custom-built charger they equipped with a tiny Linux computer that was programmed to attack iOS devices. They said it cost about $45 to buy and a week to design.

The warning shows the user that they are plugging into a computer rather than an ordinary charger. Oh, remember that little notification we saw earlier today? That explains it.

[via Reuters]

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