Jacksonville, FL — It's something to keep in mind whenever you travel or are just on-the-go.
Our Consumer Warrior Clark Howard is warning against using any public USB charging stations that you may see at places like airports, hotels, and coffee shops.
That's as Howard says hackers have figured out how to load malware onto these USB charging stations.
"Then, when you plug in to charge your phone or device, you are, in fact, plugging into malware that corrupts your device and gives access to other prying eyes you don't want to have," explains Howard.
But he says there's an easy fix.
Instead of using these public charging station, Howard recommends just plugging into a standard electrical outlet or bringing your own back-up battery with you.