Hackers Use Fast-charging to Burn Your Device

A new attack strategy called BadPower exploits the fast-charging feature to throw excessively high voltage to the devices causing them to burn. Attackers can hack the respective fast charger and rewrite its firmware code to change the voltage delivered. 

To do that, they only need to connect a special device to the charger that mimics a phone. Whenever any device is connected to the hacked charger, it would be damaged due to power overload.

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