Juice jacking: RBI issues warning against charging mobile phones using public ports


What is Juice Jacking?

Juice jacking is a cyberattack where hackers manipulate public USB charging ports to steal data from connected devices or infect them with malware.

RBI’s Warning

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cautioned against using public charging ports due to the risk of juice jacking.

Protecting Your Devices

To stay safe, use your personal charger and avoid public USB ports. Additionally, consider using a VPN and keeping your device’s security updated.


Be mindful of cybersecurity risks and take steps to protect your personal and financial data.

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