Hackers could hijack devices using a laptop’s USB-C charger

Many recent laptops use a USB-C port for charging, which is a convenient and fast way of topping up a notebook’s battery, but it appears that this method of charging could be exploited by hackers.

As the BBC reports, a security researcher known as ‘MG’ has shown how a laptop charger that plugs into the USB-C port (in this case the charger belonged to a MacBook) can be altered to hijack the computer it is plugged into.

MG added small components into the charger, which powers up when...

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