If you share charging cables or jump onto computers that you don’t know are 100 percent safe from malware to charge your smartphone via USB ports. You might be interested in a new device which has been created called SyncStop.
SyncStop protects your smartphone from accidentally synchronising or having malware installed on it or data stolen from it, when you connect to computers or charging stations. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the SyncStop project and see it in action.
The SyncStop project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $10,000 pledges to go into manufacture. Its creators Xipiter explain a little more:
“Through standard charging cables, mobile devices are built to automatically try to sync data EVERY TIME you plug them in. Anywhere! This opens you to the risk of having someone steal your contacts, photos, etc OR install malware on your phone without you even knowing.
SyncStop (originally called “The USB Condom”) prevents accidental data exchange when your device is plugged into someone else’s computer or a public charging station. SyncStop achieves this by blocking the data pins on any USB cable and allowing only power to flow through. This eliminates opportunities to steal your data or install malware on your mobile device.
SyncStop is the ‘cased’ version of the original USB Condom. We listened and spent some time designing and manufacturing our own enclosure. “
So if you think SyncStop is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website via the link below to make a pledge and help SyncStop become a reality with pledges available from just $10.
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