(Poll) would you pick up a Portable usb charger

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by DeoNaught, Nov 8, 2016.

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Would you pick up a

  1. Yes

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  2. no

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  1. DeoNaught
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    Question: if you saw a portable Usb charger for your phone lying
    around would you pick it up?
    Reason I asked: have you ever heard of the Rubber ducky usb device
    well what if you put a one of those inside a portable usb charger for the Phone.
    You could take anything from the phone Contacts, passwords, messages, photo's,
    anything. And they wouldn't even know because its silent, and its charging it so
    really nothing would seem out of place.

    Do you see what I mean?
    you also could also put this in like a charging station,
    like at the airport.
     
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  2. emigre

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    No. I already have too many USB C, micro USB and mini USB cables. Fuck having more cables.
     
  3. DeoNaught
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    NVM

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    I also edited the first post.
     
  4. Attacker3

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    No, because I am not a prick, and I myself leave stuff behind, so taking other people's stuff and wanting people to leave my stuff alone would be a hypocritical.
     
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    I normally do not as I am very paranoid
     
  6. DeoNaught
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    what if your phone was gonna die, and you saw a charging station would you go to it charge your phone for a few minutes?
     
  7. Attacker3

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    Well no shit I would, plus you need to confirm file transfers on most phones nowadays, so them sneaking out my anime girls would not happen.
     
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    probably not as i keep a battery back on my normally.
     
  9. DeoNaught
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    what if there was malaware on the charging station that sent something like a Trojan horse, or a Logic bomb, and it could just hide in a app, or it could be waiting until like you update your phone, and while its updating it could disrupt some files or replace some files with some more viruses?
     
  10. Attacker3

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    Stuff like that would not work without root access. I have not rooted my android phone.

    With iPhones it would not work at all, really. MAYBE it would work with a jailbroken phone, but I don't know enough about them to say.
     
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    I would only pick it up if the charger was a reputable brand that costs a significant amount of money (more than $20), like ZeroLemon or Anker. I wouldn't keep it, but would give it to the person (if I saw them drop it) or to a lost and found.
     
  12. VinLark

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    If I didn't know who it belonged to, yeah. Unless it was school.

    I don't use a charging cable for anything but my android and ios phone (and I DOUBT somebody would drop a lightning cable) and I have so many uses for micro-USB
     
  13. mech

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    I probably wouldn't, I'm a germ-a-phobe lol.
     
  14. cracker

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    Actually, there was an exploit that allowed no action from the user to allow control of the device via an emulated charge-only device. If I remember right, it even worked when the phone was locked. This was a few updates ago but it is still funny.
     
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    You happen to know the name of this exploit? This stuff always interests me.:P
     
  16. VinLark

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    More like germ-a-PHONE hahaha get it because usb chargers?

    i'm done
     
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  17. driverdis

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    for phones running older versions of android or IOS, they can be jailbroken or rooted via some exploits. In fact, some of the newer malware checks if your phone is rooted then roots it for you if it is not rooted in order to do it's thing.

    just one of the various articles on it
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...-takes-control-of-10-million-android-devices/
     
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  18. cracker

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    I don't think it was named but here is news about the PoC.
     
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    I carry me own portable charger.