Switch Off Your Phone Before Charging it at a Public Place

If the battery of your mobile phone runs out while you are at a public place and you need to make an important call, what would you do?

Normally we don’t carry the mobile charger so the only way to charge the phone at a public place like a mall, hotel or an airport is to use the public charging ports installed there. So you’ll simply charge your phone using this public charging port, right?

Do you know that if you do that, all your private data like phone numbers, images and text messages may be stolen. Even a virus may be uploaded to your phone!

A public charging booth can have a power cord or a USB charger to let you charge the battery of your mobile phone. If you use the USB charger then there is a security risk that your data may be stolen and your phone may be infected by a malware.

To keep your phone safe from this secure while charging at a public place, try to use a power cord instead of a USB charger and always switch off your mobile phone completely before you plug it into the charging port.

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