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Juice Jacking: Why Wireless Charging is the Answer

Apr 18, 2023

In today's digital age, staying connected is essential. Whether for work or leisure, we rely heavily on our smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices to keep us in the loop. However, with the convenience of these devices comes the need to keep them charged, especially when on the go.

But as recent warnings from the FBI have shown, public charging stations can be a security risk, leaving our devices vulnerable to malware and hackers.
Thankfully, there is a safe alternative to public USB charging: This is wireless charging. Wireless charging allows you to place your device on a charger, and there is no need for a physical connection. Unlike charging via a cable, there is also no digital connection between the device and internal application processors, memory and registers, therefore eliminating the risk of malware and other cyber threats, whilst providing a more convenient and hassle-free charging experience. Take a look at the Wireless Power Consortiums take on it here. 
Wireless charging technology has come a long way in recent years, and is now widely available across many devices, including smartphones, smartwatches, and earbuds. Many new cars are now equipped with wireless charging as a standard option, allowing you to charge your device whilst driving to your destination.
Aside from the security benefits, wireless charging also offers several other advantages. It can help reduce clutter, as you won't need to worry about cords and cables, and it is more convenient, simply place your device down on a charger rather than fiddling with unnecessary cables. Wireless charging can also help prolong the life of your device's battery, as keeping it charged little and often has been proven to be beneficial for the devices battery life.
In summary, with the rise of "juice jacking" and other cyber threats recently highlighted by the FBI, it's more important than ever to be vigilant when charging your device in public. Wireless charging offers a safe, more convenient, and more robust alternative to traditional USB charging. A big part of Aircharge’s mission is to assist this movement via deployment of safe public charging solutions. So the next time you need to top up your battery on the go, keep an eye out for our wireless charging spots which can be located on the Aircharge App

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