Pure.Charger Protects Smartphones When Charging via Untrusted USB Data Ports
Security Update : The Future Crew Team from Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab has started a Kickstarter project named Pure.Charger that aims to safeguard smartphones while their masters are connecting them to public or untrusted USB ports for a quick charge.
It’s known that some malware variants have the ability to infect shareable data storage units such as USB devices. Plugging in your phone into a USB port is a dangerous affair, especially if you don’t know what’s at the other end of the port.
While a USB port on a train or in a public square may look innocent, the computer at the other end may still harbor malware, no matter how small.
The same goes for your friend’s laptop, and especially for a stranger’s computer. Begging someone for a quick phone charge may not be a good idea if their computer hosts all sort of nasty viruses.
Pure.Charger, as described by the Kaspersky team, is a simple in-out USB t… (read more)