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When I travel I see people using USB charging stations, however I don't trust them. Looking up on the subject, cyber security experts and government officials warn not to use them with a cable that can transfer data because of "Juice Jacking". I am not sure why they have them if they are a malware risk and can't understand why they are not made charge-only on the ports themselves.

What I do is charge up a power bank at those charging stations and then use the power bank to charge my device, personally I cannot think of any way this could pose a risk. Is this actually the best way to safely use the USB charging stations at airports etc.?

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  • "I am not sure why they have them" -- why who has what? You lost your anticidents.
    – schroeder
    Commented Sep 4, 2022 at 20:51
  • The risk, if you read about Juice Jacking, is not the legitimate charging stations ... so, the question becomes, "how can I use a potentially malicious charging kiosk safely?" And we have questions about that.
    – schroeder
    Commented Sep 4, 2022 at 20:52

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