London: Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a charger, which is capable of hacking any iOS when plugged in.

The group constructed the device by examining Apple’s existing security before realizing how the USB capabilities can be leveraged to bypass these defence mechanisms.

Once the charger called ‘Mactans,’ gets plugged in, it is able to install hidden malware onto iPhones and iPads, allowing any number of exploits of users’ hardware and their data.

The researchers said that the device was built in a limited amount of time and a small budge.

(Agencies)

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