New York warns travelers about juice jacking scam

The state is warning New Yorkers – keep an eye on your phone when it’s charging in public places.

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The state’s division of consumer protection says a new scam tactic called juice jacking targets travelers.
Thieves apparently place hidden skimming units inside usb ports of public charging kiosks at airports, hotels and other public spaces to steal data.

With peak travel season approaching, the state urges travelers – carry a portable charged, or use a wall plug-in socket to charge your devices.