In the words of the vice president of X-Force Threat Intelligence at IBM Security, ‘Plugging into a public USB port is kind of like finding a toothbrush on the side of the road and deciding to stick it in your mouth….You have no idea where that thing has been. And remember that that USB port can pass data.’ With the best USB Data Blocker on the market, you can safely charge your devices at these public ports without putting your data at risk.
What is a USB Data Blocker? Why is it necessary?
A USB Data Blocker is a small connector that links your USB device charger to a power source. With the data blocker in place, data transfer is not possible from your phone, tablet or other mobile devices. This ensures that there are no viruses being sent to your device and no files or photos being stolen from you. The data blocker is necessary to prevent malicious parties from taking advantage of potential data leaks that can occur when charging your smartphone or other mobile devices.
A normal USB charger has the capability of charging your phone as well as transferring your data. For example, imagine that you’re traveling, your phone is almost dead and you have no other choice but to plug your phone charger into the nearest computer or public charging port available. In doing so, whoever owns the charging point suddenly has the ability to access all of your files and photos, just because you’re charging your device via their charging point or computer. Luckily, this privacy problem has a simple solution. When the USB Data Blocker is connected to your USB charger, then only power is allowed to flow through. Access to your files and data is restricted, making data transfer and leakage impossible! No matter where you charge, be it at a shopping mall, airport lounge, or a public library computer, with a data blocker, your data is now safe and secure!
Data blocking in practice in a video review
Is there a difference with a juice jack defender and a USB condom?
There is no difference besides the name! A USB Data Blocker can also be called a juice jack defender or USB condoms. Use our USB Data Blocker and charge your phone at public charging ports while keeping your photos and files safe.