People are getting more and more suspicious when downloading applications to their devices and hackers now try to gain access through hardware. Mobile users usually prefer something cheaper that is suitable with their device instead on the expensive original peripheral and/or accessory. Researchers have created a custom iPhone charger that can infect any iOS device with malware. They said that all users and all iOS devices are affected by this malicious charger. If this wasn’t enough, attackers hide their malware like Apple does with its build-in applications and users can’t uninstall it. The researches will demonstrate it on Black Hat 2013 conference and they don’t disclose the exact details to Apple before the conference. Without exact details Apple can’t fix this issue and iOS devices are still vulnerable. The conference is at the end of July so don’t wait for a fix before then. Be careful when choosing peripherals and accessories for your mobile devices.

Malicious iOS charger