O.MG! Evil Lightning cable about to hit mass distribution

    Date02 Oct 2019
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    Remember the O.MG cable? A project by self-taught electronics hacker _MG_, it’s a malicious Lightning cable that looks just like the regular overpriced piece of wire that connects your iPhone to a computer. The cable is now about to hit mass distribution. Learn more:

    Embedded in it is a tiny Wi-Fi transceiver that can operate as an access point or a wireless client. When the victim plugs it into their computer, an attacker within radio distance can connect to the cable with a mobile app and use it to manipulate the computer.

    An attacker can reach the O.MG cable from 300 feet away using Wi-Fi from a regular phone, but a suitable booster antenna connected to your computer or phone could enable a connection from even further away.

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