Spy cable to crack any Apple computer (video)


Apple’s huge financial and intellectual resources aimed at developing computer security systems can be useless thanks to the elementary device invented by the hacker under the nickname MG. A simple-looking Lightning cable allows an attacker to remotely connect to your computer and gain access to sensitive information.

The main detail of the hacker Lightning cable was an imperceptibly built-in chip in it, which allows you to intercept computer control when connecting a cable designed to recharge or synchronize tablets, smartphones or iPods with Mac computers from Apple.

Now the user simply connects such a cable to the computer to recharge his iPod, risks losing control of his data. The spy chip receives an IP address and using the Terminal application, similar to the Windows command line, gets full access to control the victim’s laptop or computer.

However, the hacker gadget has one limitation – the radius of the "cracker" is only 90 meters. An attacker just needs to be in a room adjacent to the victim in order to gain access to control his computer.

The hilarious hacker MG, not only demonstrated the capabilities of his Lightning cable at the DEF CON conference, but also put up for sale several modified branded cables, calling them "OMGCable for hacking a Mac for $ 200." At the same time, the “Hacker Memo”, which describes in detail the hacking of Mac computers through the “Terminal” application, is also supplied in the kit.

Source: vice. [TagsToTranslate] Lightning

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