A group of security researchers from Georgia institute of technology developed a malicious charger capable of transfer malicious codes into your iOS devices. So, be careful while using stranger’s charger your iPhone or iPad may get hacked.
The most significant feature of this charger is that, without user interaction the charger is capable of injecting malicious codes, which means any iOS device can be infected by using this charger and the malicious programs will hide from application list, so users were unaware of infection.
Developers named this charger as “Mactans”, it’s a scientific name of the Black Widow spider. They developed this charger by using Beagle board, a three inch open source single-board computer sold by Texas instruments for $45.