iPhone Can Be Cracked with a Modified Charger
ATLANTA, USA – A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology claim that they have devised a charger that can hack into any Apple device running the most recent version of iOS.
The team plans to demonstrate their proof-of-concept charger at the Black Hat security conference to be held in the last of week of July in Las Vegas, USA.
Although the researchers have not shared much details about their project, the results are said to be “alarming”.
They have developed a malicious charger called Mactans using BeagleBoard, an open-source single-board computer by Texas Instruments that cost about $45. According to their talk’s description, the attack of this charger can compromise an iOS device with latest version within a minute.
However, they say that Mactan was built with a small budget and limited time, a well-funded adversary could come up with a more destructive device. As per the researchers, they contacted Apple about their accomplishment but are yet to hear any response.