At first glance, Hak5’s O.MG Lightning cable looks like any other, and most wouldn’t think twice about charging their iPhone with it. Upon closer inspection, you’ll discover that it’s just a clever hacking device that creates its own Wi-Fi hotspot that a hacker can connect to from their own computer. This person can then launch a web browser to start recording keystrokes. Read more to see how it works and for additional information.
Its creator, a security researcher known as MG, says the newest cables are now capable of geofencing, which basically means that a user can trigger or block the device’s payloads based on the physical location of the cable. The company also makes Type C cables, expanding its hacking capabilities to tablets as well as being able to change keyboard mappings or forging the identity of specific USB devices.
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The pandemic has made an already difficult process much more difficult with the chip shortage. If any individual component is out of stock, it is basically impossible to find a replacement when fractions of millimeters are important. So I just have to wait 12+ months for certain parts to be in stock,” said MG.