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By Clare O’Gara
Thu | Oct 3, 2019 | 5:30 AM PDT

It's one thing to hack through a phone.

But hacking through a charger? That's a whole new level.

The O.MG Cable does just that: while it looks like a legitimate iPhone USB charging cable, it lets hackers remotely take over a computer.

And it might start getting easier for people to get their hands on them.

VICE covered the story:

"I've completely torn the cable apart to make sure there aren't any production stoppers. Gotta make sure it's up to par!," the security researcher MG told Motherboard in an online chat.

MG is the creator of the O.MG Cable. It charges phones and transfers data in the same way an Apple cable does, but it also contains a wireless hotspot that a hacker can connect to. Once they've done that, a hacker can run commands on the computer, potentially rummaging through a victim's files, for instance.