USB Condom Eliminates Juice-Jacking Danger

August 28, 2014


A privately-held company in New York launched a product that can help users protect against infecting mobile devices when charging them from suspicious sources, such as public charging spots. The device created by Xipiter is an electronic board, called USB Condom, that acts as a security layer between the device and the power source. Its purpose is to electronically disable the data pins in the connector, thus making the cable charge-only. Basically, any threat that could be lurking on a sys…