May 29, 2023

You would possibly need to hold an eye fixed out for this.

A brand new model of the O.MG hacking device has been launched that appears like an unassuming Lightning cable, and may compromise a spread of gadgets in addition to inject instructions, log keystrokes, and extra.

The O.MG Elite was just lately demonstrated on the DEFCON cybersecurity convention in Las Vegas.

“It’s a cable that appears equivalent to the opposite cables you have already got,” creator MG stated. “However inside every cable, I put an implant that’s obtained an online server, USB communications, and Wi-Fi entry. So it plugs in, powers up, and you may connect with it.”

In comparison with earlier variations of the O.MG Cable, the O.MG Elite presents expanded community functionalities that permit for bidirectional communication. The gadget can each hear for incoming instructions from an attacker and ship information from a tool that it’s related to again to a management server.

Like different merchandise bought by penetration testing firm Hak5, the OM.G Elite can inject keystrokes that permit it to launch apps, obtain malware, or steal passwords saved in Chrome. It community functionalities permit it to ship any information that it has stolen again to an attacker.

These kinds of assaults require that the cable be bodily plugged right into a machine. Nonetheless, that bodily entry might permit an attacker to compromise a spread of gadgets, from a Mac to an iPhone to an iPad.

The O.MG Elite retails for $179.99, which possible places it out of the value vary of low-level scammers and makes it a device for professionals, in different phrases.

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As all the time, you’ll want to use solely cables you bought your self and be considerably cautious of equipment you discover or that somebody offers you.

Keep tuned for extra particulars as they turn out to be out there.

By way of AppleInsider and The Verge