Borrowing their cables smartphones they hide a lot of dangers. Apple's new iPhone Lightning OMG cable, now being mass-produced, may allow hacking on connected devices. The cable looks like a regular cable Apple and presented at DefCon last August.
The iPhone Lightning OMG normally performs the basic functions such as charging it iPhone, opening and synchronizing with iTunes, but also displays a dialog. OMG also contains a wireless implant, which can be targeted to a hacker located in the same area.
The OMG cable will be available for sale at Hak5 and will be given the price of 100 dollars. The iPhone Lightning OMG is a cable USB, which is just linked to each device, can be controlled via the wireless implant located inside the cable. As OMG developer Mike Grover said, the cable can be reached remotely up to 300 meters and under some settings the distance could be unlimited.
At the same time, according to Hak5, the cable allows for the creation, storage and transmission of new payloads remotely. The cable has features such as additional boot payloads and the ability to delete it firmware. And these are just the features that have been identified so far.
Of course, the motivation behind the design and creation of the iPhone Lightning OMG was the launch of a sophisticated and improved product that will help to make life more difficult. users. However it comes with frightening consequences. In general, such cables provided by operators for public use, such as airlines or hotels, which are constantly changing equipment, are considered very dangerous for propagation. malware and espionage.