New malicious Lightning cable can steal user data from a mile away

A new and upgraded version of a malicious Lightning cable that can steal user data and remotely send it to an attacker illustrates the threat of untrusted accessories.

Credit: MGCredit: MG

The OMG Cable, which looks exactly like a standard Lightning to USB cable, was first demoed back in 2019 by security researcher MG. Since then, MG was able to work with cybersecurity vendor Hak5 to mass-produce the cables for researchers and penetration testers.

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