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Juice Jacking

Juice Jacking:

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a cautionary message to mobile phone users about juice jacking.

  • Juice jacking was first coined in 2011 by investigative journalist Brian Krebs.
  • It is a form of cyberattack where a public USB charging port is tampered with and infected using hardware and software changes to steal data or install malware on devices connected to it.
  • The attack is used by hackers to steal users’ passwords, credit card information, addresses, and other sensitive data stored on the targeted device.
  • This type of attack has been a growing concern, with incidents reported in various public spaces such as airports, hotels, and shopping centres.
  • RBI emphasised the importance of protecting personal and financial data while using mobile devices.