Travel tip: do not use public USB chargers

Developing good cybersecurity requires a mindset change and awareness of the risks around you. Take, for example, charging your phone while on the go. Did you know that it is relatively easy for criminals to build USB charging stations that look like those provided by cell phone companies and other legitimate providers and plant them in shopping malls, airports, or other public locations? It is also easy for criminals to modify existing USB devices, including charging stations, alarm clocks, radios, and TVs in hotel rooms, so those devices steal your data or infect your device with malware.

What can you do? Carrying your down charger and use it by plugging it directly into an electrical outlet is the safest way to charge your phone. Or, carry your own USB cable and a USB Data Blocker.

For more information, see the article below. Enjoy your trip and stay safe!

https://www.rd.com/advice/places-never-charge-phone/