Hacks and Incidents

Any iPhone can be hacked with a modified charger in under a minute

Any iPhone can be hacked with a modified charger in under a minute: The proof-of-concept charger has been dubbed “Mactans”, and is based on a BeagleBoard mini-computer. The BeagleBoard is a low-power open source hardware platform from Texas Instruments. It’s runs on an ARM Cortex-A8 and come as tiny 3-inch square board. It’s a bit too large to fit inside Apple’s stock plugs, but there’s no reason the system couldn’t be miniaturized, or just mounted behind a USB wall plug. When not limited by time, this could be forged into a very sneaky and effective hack.

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