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This hack can wreck your smartphone by corrupting your fast charger

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This hack can wreck your smartphone by corrupting your fast charger

https://www.androidauthority.com/badpower-fast-charger-1139439/

Detailed by Tencent’s Xuanwu Lab (via ZDNet), a vulnerability called BadPower can modify the firmware of some fast chargers.

BadPower corrupts a fast charger and effectively stops its chip’s firmware and the charging device from agreeing on a set voltage. Some fast chargers can push 20 volts, but some devices can only safely accept 5V. By overloading a device with more voltage than it can handle, researchers found that they could cause some devices to burst into flames.

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