The wire has a built-in microcomputer, which reads the typed messages. The hacker later receives them via a radio module.
Hackers have developed a USB cable capable of spying on the user. With its built-in processor, it copies user messages and sends them to the scammer over Wi-Fi. To top it all off, an ordinary user won’t be able to tell apart the “spying” cable from a normal one.
You can already find a description of the device and a video showing the hacking of a Mac computer online. All the scammer had to do was to connect a keyboard to the PC using a hacked Lightning connector cable. Apple representatives declined to comment on the situation.
Users can already see offers selling the spying cables on the Internet. Of course, you can use them for completely harmless purposes (for example, to improve security systems), but this depends on the buyer’s intentions.
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