This Lightning cable can steal your passwords
We use a lightning cable to charge your iOS devices. But there’s a lightning cable that can stream whatever you type on your iPhone. A security researcher known as MG has developed a special Lightning cable that is actually a key logger.
This lightning cable is called OMG cable. This cable also creates a wifi hotspot. The hacker can connect to this network and record keystrokes and data going through the cable.
Security researcher MG has already developed a few keylogger cables but this time he used USB-C. USB-C cable has a smaller connector. So, it was believed that implanting a malicious chip into connector wasn’t poossible.
“There were people who said that Type C cables were safe from this type of implant because there isn’t enough space. So, clearly, I had to prove that wrong. :),” MG told Motherboard in an online chat.
The cable also has a geofencing feature that allows users to trigger or block the device’s payloads when entering a particular area. It also includes self-destruct mechanism that can be triggered after the cable leaves a particular scope of engagement.
MG earlier demonstrated the earlier version of the cable at DEFCON hacking conference in 2019. After the conference, he also moved the cables into mass production and cybersecurity vendor Hak5 started selling the cables.